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 August 16th, 2022, Auburn Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Auburn Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in 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
Roanoke Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Chambers and Lee County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Auburn Housing Authority waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open.

AHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of 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 Project-Based Voucher 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 05/18/2022.

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

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

Please note: The Lafayette Housing Authority is managed by the Auburn Housing Authority.

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 Project-Based Voucher 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 05/18/2022.

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

The Roanoke Housing Authority waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open.

Please note: The Roanoke Housing Authority is managed by the Auburn Housing Authority.

The RHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of May 18, 2022, until further notice.

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

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 May 18, 2022

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Roanoke, 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 05/18/2022.

Other Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Chambers and Lee County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The AHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 24, 2022, until an unconfirmed close date in 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding. (15 points)
  • Residency preference to families who live, work or have been hired to work within the PHA’s jurisdiction. (10 points)
  • Working family preference. (4 points)
    • A working family is a family in which the head, spouse, cohead, or sole member is employed at least 30 hours per week. As required by HUD, families where the
      head and spouse, or sole member is a person age 62 or older, or is a person with disabilities, will also be given the benefit of the working preference [24 CFR
      982.207(b)(2)].
  • Families who qualify for protections under VAWA. The PHA will extend this preference to five (5) families per fiscal year. (30 points)
    • The family must be referred to the PHA by a credible agency that assists domestic violence victims.
    • The applicant must certify that the abuser will not reside with the applicant unless the PHA gives prior written approval.
    • The PHA will first assist families that have been terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient funding and then assist families that qualify for the VAWA preference.
    • The PHA will verify this status as reflected under VAWA verification requirements in Chapter 16.
  • Families who are homeless. (30 points)
    • The family must be referred to the PHA by a credible agency that assist homeless person (s). 

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on May 18, 2022, and updated on June 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Chambers and Lee County, Alabama.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

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 08/16/2022, 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 611 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1 201 3 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $376 $662 $805 $421
Monthly Cost $376 $132,975 $2,416 $5,888

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

Sparkman

1350 Commerce Dr
Auburn, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

East Park

900 Old Mill Rd
Auburn, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Auburn Housing Authority

Timber Trail

1372 Commerce Dr
Auburn, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Shepherd's Cove

1330 Shug Jordan Pkwy
Auburn, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Rose Garden Apartments

846 Lunsford Dr
Auburn, Alabama
Income Based
1 BR
62+

Porter

415 White Street
Auburn, Alabama
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Drake

530 Foster St
Auburn, Alabama
Income Based
1-4 BR

Moton Apartments

700 Martin Luther King Dr.
Auburn, Alabama
Income Based
1-3 BR

Ridgecrest

945 North Donahue
Auburn, Alabama
1 BR