Greater Gadsden Housing Authority

422 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL

There is one waiting list open now offered by Greater Gadsden Housing Authority.

Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Greater Gadsden Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Gadsden.

Go to the Alabama Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Alabama Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

As of July 2017, the Greater Gadsden Housing Authority (GGHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply: Pick up an application from the GGHA office, located at 422 Chestnut St., Gadsden, AL 35901.

Once the application has been completed, it must be:

  • Hand delivered to the GGHA office at the above address
  • Mailed to the GGHA office at the above address

This waiting list has the following preferences: elderly, disabled, and employed.

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

For more information, call the GGHA office at (256) 547-2501.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256)547-2501.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2017.

About Greater Gadsden Housing Authority

Phone: (256) 547-2501.

About the Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Greater Gadsden Housing Authority manages 106 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

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Vouchers 106
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $371
Monthly Cost $39,342
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 5% having issued approximately 19 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 12 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 $10,620 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 81% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

46% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 97% 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 Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Greater Gadsden Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $431. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.

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.

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