Cullman Housing Authority

408 Cleveland Avenue Southwest, Cullman, AL

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Cullman Housing Authority.

Cullman Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Cullman, Alabama Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Cullman Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Cullman Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Cullman.

Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Alabama Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Cullman, Alabama Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Cullman Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open every third week of each month, since at least July, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at the CHA office, located at 408 Cleveland Avenue, SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055, Monday through Friday during the third week of each month, from 8:00 am until 12 :00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm CT.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, during the third week of each month, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am; and 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. 

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CHA Section 8 HCV page, or the CHA 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) 559-0312.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/28/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Cullman Housing Authority (CHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open every third week of each month, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at the CHA office, located at 408 Cleveland Avenue, SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055, Monday through Friday during the third week of each month, from 8:00 am until 12 :00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm CT.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, during the third week of each month, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am; and 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. 

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the CHA Public Housing page, or the CHA 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) 734-6171.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/28/2021.

About Cullman Housing Authority

About the Cullman Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Cullman Housing Authority manages 157 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 157
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $285
Monthly Cost $44,736
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 18% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.4 persons and has a household income of $11,686 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 51% were extremely low income (ELI). 14% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 85% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 25% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 47% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

19% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 19% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cullman Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 18% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 55% with 2 bedrooms and 9% with 3 or more bedrooms. 40% 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 Cullman Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $303 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $330. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.

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 Cullman Housing Authority

Westfield Addn

1309 Logan St SW
Cullman, Alabama

Hilltop

1502 1st St SW
Cullman, Alabama