Decatur Housing Authority

100 Wilson Street NE
Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama 35602

Decatur Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 29th, 2021, Decatur Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Decatur Housing Authority serves Decatur.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
East Acres and Sterrs Homes 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Jordan-Neill and Summer Manor 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Decatur, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed
East Acres, Sterrs Homes and Watergate Gardens 1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Decatur 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.

Decatur Housing Authority Website: https://www.facebook.com/DecaturHousingAlabama/.

Decatur Housing Authority Phone: (256) 353-4691.

Open Until Further Notice: East Acres and Sterrs Homes 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at East Acres and Sterrs Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call (256) 301-0141.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA Facebook page on June 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Decatur, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256) 301-0141.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/14/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Jordan-Neill and Summer Manor 1-Bedroom Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Jordan-Neill and Summer Manor is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call (256) 301-0141.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA Facebook page on June 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Decatur, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256) 301-0141.

Last Updated on 06/14/2021.

Other Decatur Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Decatur, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 16, 2020, until November 19, 2020. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

According to the DHA, "Para obtener una solicitud en espanol, por favor llame (256) 353-2191."

For more information, visit the DHA Facebook page.

Last Updated on 05/16/2021.

Closed: East Acres, Sterrs Homes and Watergate Gardens 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Decatur Housing Authority (DHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at East Acres, Sterrs Homes and Watergate Gardens is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the DHA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA Facebook page on June 1, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Decatur, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 06/14/2021.

About Decatur Housing Authority

More information about Decatur Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.facebook.com/DecaturHousingAlabama/.

Representatives of Decatur Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 353-4691. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Decatur 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 Decatur Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Decatur Housing Authority manages 753 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 743 7 2 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $448 $271 $294 $1,828
Monthly Cost $332,992 $1,895 $587 $1,828

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Decatur 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 13% having issued approximately 57 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,693 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 60% 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, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% 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.

59% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 80% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Decatur Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Decatur Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $499. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



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 Decatur Housing Authority

Sterrs Homes

1330 Sunset Dr NW
Decatur, Alabama

Jordan-Neill

100 Wilson St NE
Decatur, Alabama

East Acres

1701 Locust St SE
Decatur, Alabama