Elba Housing Authority

1130 Deal Street
Elba, Coffee County, Alabama 36323

Elba Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Elba, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 21st, 2020, Elba Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Elba Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Elba Housing Authority serves Elba.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Elba Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Elba Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Elba Housing Authority 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


The Elba Housing Authority (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Elba, AL is about 75 miles south of Montgomery, AL.

To apply, visit the EHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1207 Claxton Ave., Elba, AL 36323, from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the EHA office to schedule an appointment to turn in the pre-application at (334) 897-2737, from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The EHA does not have a preference.

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

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 EHA office at (334) 897-2737 from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334)897-2737.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/03/2018.

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.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Elba Housing Authority (EHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, visit the EHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1207 Claxton Ave., Elba, AL 36323, from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the EHA office to schedule an appointment to turn in the pre-application at (334) 897-2737 from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The EHA does not have a preference.

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

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 application information changes from the time the original was submitted (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, the applicant's 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 EHA office at (334) 897-2737 from 7:00 am until 5:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334)897-2737.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2017.

About Elba Housing Authority

More information about Elba Housing Authority can be found on its website at www.elbahousing.org.

Representatives of Elba Housing Authority may be available by phone at (334) 897-2737. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if Elba 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 Elba Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Elba Housing Authority manages 104 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, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 104
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $337
Monthly Cost $35,020

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Elba 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 31% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 2 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,569 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 44% 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 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

16% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

52% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 57% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Elba Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 26% 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

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Elba Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $247 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $519. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $181.



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 Elba Housing Authority

Morrow Village

1021 Farris Ave
Elba, Alabama