About Cullman Housing Authority

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

The Cullman Housing Authority serves Cullman.

Cullman Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

Please note: The current wait time for Public Housing is approximately 4 to 6 months.

The CHA offers two Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the CHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 408 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

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

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

The CHA does not have a preference,

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the CHA office at (256) 734-6171 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Cullman Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 12/18/2015.

Cullman Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Cullman Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Cullman, AL is about 50 miles north of Birmingham, AL.

To apply, visit the CHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 408 Cleveland Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

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

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

The CHA does not have a preference,

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

The current wait time for Section 8 is approximately 9 to 12 months.

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, call the CHA office at (256) 734-6171 from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 12/11/2015.


About the Cullman Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Cullman Housing Authority manages 151 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 150 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $248 $155
Monthly Cost $37,273 $155

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cullman 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 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 Operated by Cullman Housing Authority

1309 Logan St SW
Westfield Addn is a 165 unit low income housing apartment community in Cullman.
1502 1st St SW
Hilltop is a 161 unit low income housing apartment community in Cullman.
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Affordable Apartments near Cullman Housing Authority

1511 McNabb Dr SW
Perkins Place is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Cullman.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
422 Oak Manor Dr SW
Cullman Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Cullman.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
207 McNabb Rd SW
Nesmith Park Apartments is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Cullman.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units