Provo City Housing Authority
650 W 100 N
Provo, Utah County, UT


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015

The Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently open and accepting applications.

The housing authority has a waiting list preference for person who live or work in Provo, Utah.  On the Provo City Housing Authority website they say "the number of qualified Provo resident applicants is so high that non-Provo residents will never reach the top of the waiting list."

This preference does not prohibit non-locals from applying as Federal law allows anyone from anywhere to apply to any Section 8 waiting list in the country.  However, if the number of local preference applicants on the waiting list are many, then non-local applicants will effectively never move far enough up the waiting list to receive assistance.

Though the housing authority does not publish on their website how long the waiting list is, reports from users who have spoken to housing authority staff are that the waiting list is 6 to 9 months long.

The Section 8 application is here:  The housing authority uses the same application for their public housing properties but maintains a separate HCV waiting lists.

The application will need to be printed out, completed, and mailed back or dropped off at the housing authority office at 650 West 100 North
Provo, Utah 84601.

The housing authority has an informative web page about their waiting list here:

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Provo City Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 108 apartment units dedicated senior/disabled individuals, and 140 apartment units for families ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 650 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601, Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 7am and 6pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be hand delivered to 650 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Be sure to have legible copies or the originals of social security cards for each family member.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 801-900-5676, between the hours of 7am and 6pm, Monday-Thursday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Provo City Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 248 affordable rental units. It also administers 883 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Provo City Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Provo City Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Utah, Provo City 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 Utah.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Provo City Housing Authority scored an average of 100 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 88 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Utah is 82.02.

Provo City Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Utah 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Provo City Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 89. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Provo has a passing score.

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

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Provo City Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/23/12 Plan
2011 8/22/11 Plan
2010 8/19/10 Plan
2007 9/12/07 Plan
2006 7/7/06 Plan
2005 8/9/04 Plan
2004 9/30/04 Plan
2003 10/20/03 Plan
2002 11/15/02 Plan
2000 8/28/00 Plan