About Auburn Housing Authority

The Auburn Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Auburn, Alabama.

The Auburn Housing Authority serves Auburn.

Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

Please note: The AHA also manages the Lafayette Housing Authority.

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The AHA offers two Public Housing communities with 304 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the AHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 931 Booker Street, Auburn, AL 36832, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and photo IDs for all household members.

Preferences were not identified.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (334) 821-2262 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 12/18/2015.

Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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.

For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (334) 821-2262 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 12/18/2015.


About the Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Auburn Housing Authority manages 636 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 223 2 2 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $530 $345 $612 $526
Monthly Cost $118,130 $689 $1,223 $8,408

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 Operated by Auburn Housing Authority

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