Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar
900 Dutch Hollow Road
Dunbar, Kanawha County, WV

304-768-8006

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update July 10th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar (HACD) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The HACD offers one Public Housing community with 101 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HACD to submit an application in person, located at 900 Dutch Hollow Rd., Dunbar, WV 25064, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: birth certificates, Social Security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when filling out the application.

The HACD does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed by date and time the application is received.

For more information, the HACD can be reached by calling (304) 768-8006 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 101 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar is among the 35% of West Virginia housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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, Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar scored an average of 18 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 36 in 2001 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in West Virginia is 75.58.

Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar has an average score that is less than the average West Virginia 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)

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 Housing Authority of the City of Dunbar.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/19/11 Plan
2008 11/3/08 Plan
2007 10/10/07 Plan
2006 9/28/06 Plan
2005 11/14/05 Plan
2004 9/27/04 Plan
2003 9/17/03 Plan
2002 11/19/02 Plan
2001 11/27/01 Plan
2000 12/1/00 Plan