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Guntersville Housing Authority

1205 Wyeth Drive
Guntersville, Marshall County, Alabama 35976

Guntersville Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Guntersville, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 7th, 2020, Guntersville Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Guntersville Housing Authority serves Guntersville.

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

Open Guntersville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. 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.

Guntersville Housing Authority Phone: (256) 582-4331.

Open Until Further Notice: Guntersville 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Guntersville Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Guntersville, AL is about 70 miles northeast of Birmingham, AL.

To apply, visit the GHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1205 Wyeth Dr., Guntersville, AL 35976, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The GHA 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 GHA office at (256) 582-4331 from 8:00 am until 5:00 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 (256)582-4331.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

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 Guntersville Housing Authority (GHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply: Pick up an application at the GHA office, located at 1205 Wyeth Dr., Guntersville, AL 35976, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be: hand delivered to the address above, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

There is no preference.

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

For more information, call the GHA office at (256) 582-4331.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256)582-4331.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2017.

About Guntersville Housing Authority

Representatives of Guntersville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 582-4331. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/07/2020, it is not known if Guntersville 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 Guntersville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Guntersville Housing Authority manages 168 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 167 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $289 $450
Monthly Cost $48,332 $450

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Guntersville 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 13% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $10,865 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Guntersville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 43% 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 Guntersville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $281 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $433. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Guntersville Housing Authority

Hembree Homes

1400 West St
Guntersville, Alabama

Crain Courts

1600 Gurley St
Guntersville, Alabama

Addn Martin Manor

702 Ringold St
Guntersville, Alabama