Dothan Housing Authority

602 South Lena Street
Dothan, Houston County, Alabama 36301

Dothan Housing Authority is a housing authority 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 August 8th, 2022, Dothan Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Dothan Housing Authority offers Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County and Houston County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Henry Green, Jamison Village, and Crimson Ridge Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Henry, and Houston County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Dothan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Henry Green, Jamison Village, and Crimson Ridge Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Henry Green, Jamison Village (formerly McRae Homes) and Crimson Ridge (formerly Martin Homes) is currently open

The DHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from April 4, 2022, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Paper applications will not be available, and fax requests will not be accepted.

There are preferences, and they are listed on the application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA application portal on April 4, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher 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 04/20/2022.

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

The Dothan Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments is currently open.

The DHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of April 4, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete an application at the DHA office, located at 602 S. Lena Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301.

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 the DHA on April 4, 2022.

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 04/04/2022.

Other Dothan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

The Dothan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The DHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from April 4, 2022, until April 6, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The online application portal states that this opening was for the "Wiregrass Regional Voucher Program." This was the name the DHA gave its Section 8 HCV program.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. Paper applications were not available.

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 website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHA on April 4, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Coffee, Dale, Geneva, and Henry, and Houston County, Alabama.

Last Updated on 04/06/2022.

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

Open today from 7:30am to 4:30pm CT.

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 August 8th, 2022, it is not known if Dothan Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 1,141 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 788 7 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $455 $371 $1,027
Monthly Cost $358,252 $2,598 $11,296

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
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Jamison Village

705 N Lena St
Dothan, Alabama

Crimson Ridge

109 Booker St
Dothan, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Johnson Homes

110 Johnson Cir
Dothan, Alabama

Ussery and Marvin Lewis Village

909 S Ussery St
Dothan, Alabama

Low Income Housing Managed by Dothan Housing Authority

Howell School Senior Apartments

408 E Newton St
Dothan, Alabama
Call For Rent
1 BR