About HA Scottsboro

The HA Scottsboro is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Scottsboro, Alabama.

The HA Scottsboro serves Scottsboro.

HA Scottsboro Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Scottsboro Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The SHA offers two Public Housing communities with 315 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the SHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 102 Worthington St., Scottsboro, AL 35768 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

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 SHA does not have a preference.

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

For more information, call the SHA office at (256) 259-5600 during normal office hours.

Summary

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Last Updated on 12/18/2015.


About the HA Scottsboro Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the HA Scottsboro manages 176 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 175 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $293 $186
Monthly Cost $51,229 $186

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for HA Scottsboro

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 17% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,070 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 48% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the HA Scottsboro Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 49% 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

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 63% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 59% 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 HA Scottsboro voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $388. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $128.



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 Operated by HA Scottsboro

237 Woods Cove Rd
Scott Hunter Homes Addn is a 166 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottsboro.
244 Boggus Dr
Pleasant Hill Homes is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Pisgah.
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Affordable Apartments near HA Scottsboro

86 Wall St
Scottsboro East is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottsboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
302 S Houston St
Scottsboro Group Home is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottsboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
3104 S Broad St
Valley View Apartments is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community in Scottsboro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Scottsboro.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing