About Housing Authority of Foley

The Housing Authority of Foley is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Foley, Alabama.

The Housing Authority of Foley serves Foley.

Housing Authority of Foley Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Housing Authority of the City of Foley (HACF) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACF offers one Public Housing community with 87 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the HACF to pick up a pre-application, located at 302 West Fourth Avenue, Foley, AL 36535, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.
2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, final divorce decree (if applicable), marriage certificate (if applicable), current landlords name and complete mailing address, Social Security/SSI award letter (if applicable), child support check stubs (if applicable), unemployment stubs (if applicable), veteran award letter (if applicable), and all proof of income.

Preferences have not been identified.

For more information, visit the HACF website, or call the office at (251) 943-5370, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.

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Last Updated on 12/18/2015.


About the Housing Authority of Foley Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Foley manages 237 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 233 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $593 $539
Monthly Cost $138,281 $2,157

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Foley

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 7% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 70 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,262 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 57% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 71% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Foley Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 59% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Housing Authority of Foley voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $738. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $187.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Foley

1000 S Alston St
Alston Court is a 21 unit low income housing apartment community in Foley.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
500 S Greentree Ln
Regency Pointe, Phase II is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Foley.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Foley.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME
305 E Rose Ave
Rose Street Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Foley.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Foley.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing