Lafollette Housing Authority
802 S 4th Street La Follette, Tennessee 37766

423-562-2261

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lafollette Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 1,115 affordable rental units. It also administers 328 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lafollette Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lafollette Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (77%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (23%) to that of all housing authorities in Tennessee, Lafollette Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Tennessee.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Lafollette Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 85 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Tennessee is 81.92.

Lafollette Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Tennessee housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Lafollette Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 93. The scores for properties managed by Lafollette Housing Authority range from a high of 96 to a low of 86.

The highest scoring property in the Lafollette Housing Authority portfolio is Huntsville Helenwood Oneida and the lowest scoring property is Lake City Wartburg Jamestown.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Lafollette Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

5

Public Housing Projects

1,115

Public Housing Units

328

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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