Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on December 18th, 2015.

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

The HACB offers eight Public Housing communities with 1,194 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size rom studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACB office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1515 Fairfax Ave, Bessemer, AL 35020, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

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 HACB does have a local preference and the staff will go over them with you when you return the pre-application.

For more information, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (205) 481-4420 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer Public Housing Opening

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on December 18th, 2015.

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

The HACB offers eight Public Housing communities with 1,194 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size rom studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HACB office to pick up a pre-application, located at 1515 Fairfax Ave, Bessemer, AL 35020, from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

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 HACB does have a local preference and the staff will go over them with you when you return the pre-application.

For more information, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (205) 481-4420 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Braswell Homes 85/100 10/06/2014
Thompson Manor 98/100 10/03/2014
Southside Homes 83/100 10/08/2014
Hillside Homes/j. 67/100 05/29/2014
Davis Heights/asbu 70/100 06/04/2014
Kate Waller Homes 74/100 06/02/2014

Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer

720 12th St N
Kate Waller Homes is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
3331 10th Ave N
Sunset Homes is a 124 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
2223 Fairfax Ave
Davis Heights Asbury Howard is a 198 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
3519 5th Ave N
Braswell Homes is a 172 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
2301 Carolina Ter
Southside Homes is a 400 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
501 35th St S
Hillside Homes J. I. Cobb is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1539 Exeter Ave
Thompson Manor is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer serves the following locations in the state of Alabama:

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer

1500 Exeter Ave
Jess Lanier Manor is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
600 Crumpton Dr SW
Pines Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
5812 Ellington St
Roosevelt Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Bessemer.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8