Auburn Housing Authority

931 Booker Street
Auburn, Lee County, Alabama 36832

Auburn Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Moving to Work programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Auburn Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Auburn Housing Authority serves Auburn, La Fayette and Roanoke.

Auburn Housing Authority also manages the LaFayette Housing Authority and Roanoke Housing Authority.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Auburn Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Lafayette Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Auburn, LaFayette, and Roanoke, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Auburn Housing Authority Website: https://www.auburnhousingauth.org/.

Auburn Housing Authority Phone: (334) 821-2262.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 10, 2021, the AHA website states "The Auburn, LaFayette, and Roanoake Housing Authority Offices will be closed to the general public until further notice."

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Auburn Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) Auburn waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live in Auburn/Lafayette-Residency Preference
  • Working family preference (Working 30 hours or more or the head and spouse, or sole member is age 62 or older, is a person with disabilities
  • Homeless Person(s)
  • Head, Cohead, or spouse work or have been hired to work in Auburn/Lafayette area

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

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on February 10, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334) 821-2262.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Lafayette Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Lafayette Housing Authority (LHA) Lafayette waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2021 until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live in Auburn/Lafayette-Residency Preference
  • Working family preference (Working 30 hours or more or the head and spouse, or sole member is age 62 or older, is a person with disabilities
  • Homeless Person(s)
  • Head, Cohead, or spouse work or have been hired to work in Auburn/Lafayette area

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

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on February 10, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334) 821-2262.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

Other Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Auburn, LaFayette, and Roanoke, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Application method has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on February 10, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Auburn, LaFayette, and Roanoke, Alabama.

Last Updated on 02/11/2021.

About Auburn Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Auburn Housing Authority may be available by phone at (334) 821-2262. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/25/2021, it is not known if Auburn 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 Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Auburn Housing Authority manages 588 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, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 205 1 2 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $597 $305 $1,054 $468
Monthly Cost $122,440 $305 $2,107 $6,547

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Auburn 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 7% having issued approximately 91 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 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 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,277 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 67% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

65% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 64% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Auburn Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 48% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Auburn Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $568. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Auburn Housing Authority

Ridgecrest

1350 Commerce Dr
Auburn, Alabama

Drake

900 Old Mill Rd
Auburn, Alabama