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Anniston Housing Authority

500 Glenaddie Avenue
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama 36201

Anniston Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 28th, 2020, Anniston Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Anniston Housing Authority serves Anniston.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Anniston, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Anniston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of August 24, 2020, the Anniston Housing Authority says:

"Let me say first of all, we hope your family has been safe over the last several months and thank you for your patience with the staff of the Anniston Housing Authority (AHA), as we have endeavored to provide services in a safe and responsible manner.

This notice is to announce our plan to reopen to the general public on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The hours of operation will be as follows:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm (closed for lunch from 12pm-1pm)

Friday: 8:00am -12:00pm"

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Anniston Housing Authority (AHA) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Glen Addie Homes, Norwood Homes, Constantine Homes, Barber Terrace, Washington Homes, Parkwin Homes, Tinsley Manor and Fairview Terrace is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application that is available online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displaced by Government Action or Presidentially Declared Disaster (i.e. involuntary relocation by HA, natural disasters)
  • Victim of Domestic Violence
  • Working person/family
  • Elderly, or Disabled person/family
  • Education/Training (i.e. colleges, jobs program or any self-sufficiency program)

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256) 236-1575.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2020.

Other Anniston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Anniston, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Anniston Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 14, 2020, until September 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening time, applicants were required to pick up an application from one of the following locations:

  1. Anniston Housing Authority Main Office.
  2. Anniston Housing Authority Norwood Management office.
  3. Anniston Housing Authority Constantine Management office (EnVision Center).

Once the application was completed, the AHA made this statement on how it must be submitted, "applications are to be returned via the United States Postal Service in a prepaid envelope that we will provide for you. All applications must be post marked on or before September 25, 2020 in order to be added to the waiting list."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA public notice, as of September 11, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anniston, Alabama.

Last Updated on 09/25/2020.

About Anniston Housing Authority

More information about Anniston Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.annistonhousing.org/.

Representatives of Anniston Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 236-1575. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/28/2020, it is not known if Anniston Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Anniston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Anniston Housing Authority manages 242 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 217 22 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $451 $499 $887
Monthly Cost $97,798 $10,976 $2,661

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Anniston Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,740 per year. 83% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Anniston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Anniston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $440. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $188.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Anniston Housing Authority

Cooper Homes

411 W 29th St
Anniston, Alabama

Constantine Homes

316 Elm St
Anniston, Alabama

Glenaddie Homes

1104 Boynton Ave
Anniston, Alabama