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Dothan Housing Authority

602 S Lena Street
Dothan, Houston County, Alabama 36301

Dothan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Dothan, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of March 29th, 2020, Dothan Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Henry Green, McRae Homes, and Martin Homes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes - 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Dothan Housing Authority serves Dale County, Geneva County and Henry County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Henry Green, McRae Homes, and Martin Homes Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes - 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Dale, Geneva, and Henry County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes - 1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Dothan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Dothan Housing Authority Website: http://www.dothanhousing.org/.

Dothan Housing Authority Phone: (334) 794-6713.

Open Until Further Notice: Henry Green, McRae Homes, and Martin Homes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Henry Green, McRae Homes, and Martin Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, from January 7, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, submit an application at the Dothan Housing Authority Central Office, located at 602 S. Lena Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301; on Tuesdays and Thursdays only; from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a public notice on the Dothan Eagle, as of December 27, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dothan, 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) 794-6713.

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 01/07/2020.

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

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, submit an application at the Dothan Housing Authority Central Office, located at 602 S. Lena Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301; on Tuesdays and Thursdays only; from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a public notice on the Dothan Eagle, as of December 27, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dothan, 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) 794-6713.

Last Updated on 01/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes - 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, from January 7, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, submit an application at the Dothan Housing Authority Central Office, located at 602 S. Lena Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301; on Tuesdays and Thursdays only; from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm CT.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a public notice on the Dothan Eagle, as of December 27, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Dothan, 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 (334) 794-6713.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/07/2020.

Other Dothan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Dale, Geneva, and Henry County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA Section 8 page, or the DHA website.

Last Updated on 06/07/2019.

Closed: Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes - 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority (DHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Johnson Homes and Ussery Homes is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a public notice on the Dothan Eagle, as of December 27, 2019.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 01/07/2020.

About Dothan Housing Authority

More information about Dothan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.dothanhousing.org/.

Representatives of Dothan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (334) 794-6713. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday 7:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 12/26/2018, Dothan Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Dothan Housing Authority manages 715 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, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 688 8 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $411 $348 $913
Monthly Cost $282,601 $2,782 $10,045

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dothan 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 4% having issued approximately 177 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $11,390 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 74% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% 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.

71% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 90% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dothan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

3% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 64% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Dothan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $488. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Dothan Housing Authority

Henry Green Apartments

602 S Lena St
Dothan, Alabama

Mcrae Homes

705 N Lena St
Dothan, Alabama

Martin Homes

702 N Range St
Dothan, Alabama

Johnson Homes

110 Johnson Cir
Dothan, Alabama

Ussery and Marvin Lewis Village

909 S Ussery St
Dothan, Alabama