Greater Gadsden Housing Authority
Greater Gadsden Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Greater Gadsden Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Greater Gadsden Housing Authority serves Gadsden.
Open Greater Gadsden 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.
Greater Gadsden Housing Authority Phone: (256) 547-2501.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256)547-2501.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/06/2017.
About Greater Gadsden Housing Authority
Representatives of Greater Gadsden Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 547-2501. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
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 114 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 ||Ported Out |
||113 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$349 ||$839 |
||$39,426 ||$839 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greater Gadsden 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 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.
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.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Greater Gadsden Housing Authority
101 Campbell Ct
429 N 6th St
402 N 11th St
209A N 22nd St
610 S 14th St
301 Starnes Park
400 Joseph T Robinson St