Jefferson County Housing Authority

3700 Industrial Parkway
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35217

Jefferson County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Jefferson County Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Jefferson County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Warrior Public Housing Closed
Brookside Village, Fultondale Village, Hickory Grove and Red Hollow, Fultondale Public Housing Closed
Terrace Manor I, Terrace Manor II and Oak Ridge, Bessemer Public Housing Closed
Spring Gardens Apartments Near-Elderly Closed

Open Jefferson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Jefferson County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The JCHA will accept applications for this waiting list from October 4, 2022 at 9:00 am, until October 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA public notice on October 3, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205) 849-0123 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/03/2022.

Other Jefferson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Warrior Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority waiting list for Warrior Public Housing apartments is closed.

The JCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 18, 2022, until August 31, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This opening was for the following communities:

  • Dixi Manor - All Bedroom sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Faucett Homes in Trafford - All Bedroom sizes 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Northeast Jefferson Villa in Bradford - All Bedroom sizes 1, 2, 3
  • Chelsea Gardens - All bedroom sizes 0, 1, 2, 3
  • Warrior Courts - All bedroom sizes 1, 2, 3 & 4

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the JCHA Warrior Office.
  2. Print the paper application.

Once the paper application was completed, applicants were required to call the JCHA to schedule an appointment to drop off the application at the JCHA (Warrior Office).

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Catastrophic Involuntary Displacement 
  • Applicants with an Adult member enrolled in an employment training program or currently working 30 hours per week or more. 
  • A person defined as elderly or disabled under the definition verified by the Social Security Administration.
  • Special Circumstance Preferences: These preferences apply only to specific units: 
    • Near-elderly families over other families for units designated for elderly/disabled (this preference only applies to designated properties) 
    • For one bedroom/efficiency units; elderly, disabled families and displaced persons over single persons.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA public notice on May 24, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Warrior, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 08/31/2022.

Closed: Brookside Village, Fultondale Village, Hickory Grove and Red Hollow, Fultondale Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Fultondale Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Brookside Village, Fultondale Village, Hickory Grove and Red Hollow is closed

The JCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 25, 2022, until July 28, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up the application from the Jefferson County Housing Authority (Fultondale Office).

Once the application was completed, applicants were required to the JCHA to make an appointment to return the application. Applications were accepted at the JCHA (Fultondale Office).

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Catastrophic Involuntary Displacement.
  • Applicants with an Adult member enrolled in an employment training program or currently working 30 hours per week or more.
  • A person defined as elderly or disabled under the definition verified by the Social Security Administration.
  • Special Circumstance Preferences: These preferences apply only to specific units:
    • Near-elderly families over other families for units designated for elderly/disabled (this preference only applies to designated properties).
    • For one bedroom/efficiency units; elderly, disabled families and displaced persons over single persons.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA public notice on July 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Fultondale, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 07/28/2022.

Closed: Terrace Manor I, Terrace Manor II and Oak Ridge, Bessemer Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Bessemer Public Housing waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Terrace Manor I, Terrace Manor II and Oak Ridge is closed.

The JCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 8, 2022, until September 19, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application.
  2. Pick up the application from the Jefferson County Housing Authority (Bessemer Office).

Once the application was completed, applicants were required to the JCHA to make an appointment to return the application. Applications were accepted at the JCHA (Bessemer Office).

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Catastrophic Involuntary Displacement.
  • Applicants with an Adult member enrolled in an employment training program or currently working 30 hours per week or more.
  • A person defined as elderly or disabled under the definition verified by the Social Security Administration.
  • Special Circumstance Preferences: These preferences apply only to specific units:
    • Near-elderly families over other families for units designated for elderly/disabled (this preference only applies to designated properties).
    • For one bedroom/efficiency units; elderly, disabled families and displaced persons over single persons.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA public notice on July 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Bessemer and Brighton, Alabama. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 09/19/2022.

Closed: Spring Gardens Apartments Near-Elderly Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Near-Elderly waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Spring Gardens Apartments is closed

The JCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list on November 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: Applicants must be at least 55 years of age or older to apply to this waiting list.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application.

Once the application was completed, it was dropped off at the JCHD Housing And Development Corp. office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the JCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the JCHA on September 22, 2021; and updated on November 18, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Birmingham, Alabama.

Last Updated on 01/14/2022.

About Jefferson County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Jefferson County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the JCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

 

Public Housing Program

More information about the JCHA Public Housing Program can be found here.


About the Jefferson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Jefferson County Housing Authority manages 1,959 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,677 25 58 1 6 52 140
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $661 $451 $876 $485 $1,198 $511 $628
Monthly Cost $1,108,537 $11,269 $50,815 $485 $7,189 $26,588 $87,942

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jefferson County 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 7% having issued approximately 301 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 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 $12,787 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 92% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jefferson County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Jefferson County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $690. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $226.



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 Jefferson County Housing Authority

Brookside Village

2172 Walker Chapel Cir
Brookside, Alabama
Family & Senior

Warrior Court

601 Pecan Street
Warrior, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Terrace Manor I & ll

4603 Little Dr
Bessemer, Alabama
1 BR

Jcha Scattered Site

309 81st St S
Birmingham, Alabama

Oakridge

4462 Oak Ridge Circle
Bessemer, Alabama
1 BR
Family & Senior

Fultondale Village

2100 Stoney Brook Lane
Fultondale, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Hickory Grove

101 Hickory Grove Drive
Birmingham, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Family & Senior

Red Hollow

100 Valley Court
Birmingham, Alabama
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Family & Senior

Chelsea Gardens

87 Helen Street
Warrior, Alabama
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

North East Jefferson Villa/Bradford

8717 Adkins Dr
Pinson, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Dixi Manor

3995 Sharon Church Rd
Pinson, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Jefferson County Housing Authority

Faucett Homes in Trafford

2395 Warrior Trafford Rd
Trafford, Alabama
Call For Rent
1-4 BR