Huntsville Housing Authority

200 Washington Street NE
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama 35804

Huntsville 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, Huntsville Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Huntsville Housing Authority serves Huntsville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Huntsville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Huntsville Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Huntsville, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Huntsville 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.

Huntsville Housing Authority Website: https://hsvha.org/.

Huntsville Housing Authority Phone: (256) 539-0774.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The Huntsville Housing Authority (HHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application that is available online here. Select the "English or Español" link in the "Public Housing Application" section.
  2. Complete an application at the HHA office, located at 200 Washington Street Huntsville, AL 35801, from 7:00 am until 6:30 pm CT..
  3. Applicants who live outside the city limits and are unable to print an application online can request an application by mail via its Contact page.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants are placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or the HHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256) 539-0774.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/01/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled 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

The Huntsville Housing Authority (HHA) waiting list for Senior/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call the Intake and Admissions staff at (256) 539-0774, or (256) 532-5677.Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants are placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or the HHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (256) 539-0774.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/01/2020.

Other Huntsville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Huntsville, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Huntsville Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 1, 2020, until June 7, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Living and/or working in Madison County.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or the HHA Facebook page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HHA, as of June 1, 2020.

Last Updated on 11/29/2020.

About Huntsville Housing Authority

More information about Huntsville Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://hsvha.org/.

Representatives of Huntsville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 539-0774. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/25/2021, it is not known if Huntsville 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 Huntsville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Huntsville Housing Authority manages 1,695 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,387 2 104 19 183
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $566 $345 $633 $1,123 $430
Monthly Cost $785,274 $690 $65,843 $21,334 $78,741

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Huntsville 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 15% having issued approximately 105 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,655 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

61% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 86% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Huntsville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 22% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Huntsville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $581. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.



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 Huntsville Housing Authority

Butler Terrace

206 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, Alabama
Income Based
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Sparkman Homes

103 Mason Ct NW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Northwoods

1402 Yukon St. NW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Johnson Towers

216 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Searcy Homes

426 Dallas Ave NW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

The Todd

204 Greene St NE
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accessible
62+

L.R. Patton Apartments

204 Binford Dr SW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Scattered Sites

2433 Vining Ave NW
Huntsville, Alabama

Mahogony Row

9012 Mahogany Row SE
Huntsville, Alabama

Stone Manor

7720 Benaroya Ln SW
Huntsville, Alabama

Wind Trace Cotton Row

2216 Wind Trace Cir SW
Huntsville, Alabama

Brookside

2002A Brookside St SW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Lincoln Park

402 Webster Dr NW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1 BR
Family & Senior

Gateway Place

715 Gallatin St SW
Huntsville, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Stoneridge Villas Apartment Homes

1700 Balch Rd
Madison, Alabama
62+