Jefferson County Housing Authority

3700 Industrial Parkway
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama 35217
(205) 849-0123

Open today from 7:00am to 5:30pm.

Jefferson County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Birmingham, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 22nd, 2019, Jefferson County Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Warrior Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Fultondale Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Bessemer Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Jefferson County Housing Authority serves Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Warrior Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Fultondale Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Bessemer Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Jefferson County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Senior (55+) Housing Closed

Open Jefferson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Warrior Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Warrior Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from April 10, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: The following communities are in Warrior:

  • Northeast Jefferson Villa
  • Dixie Manor
  • Faucett Homes
  • Chelsea Gardens
  • Warrior Courts

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the JCHA Warrior Office, located at 601 Pecan Street, Warrior, Alabama 35180, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to a Warrior community, and select the "Application (Click here to Review/Download)" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, call the JCHA at (205) 647-4369 to make an appointment to bring the application back for processing.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Employed, Disabled, Elderly, Enrolled in Job Training or Higher Education.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the application and the number on the completed application, by order of preferences.

For more information, read the JCHA public notice, visit the JCHA Apply for Housing page, or visit the JCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205) 647-4369 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Fultondale Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Fultondale Public Housing waiting list is currently open, from May 8, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: The following communities are in Fultondale:

  • Brookside Village
  • Fultondale Village
  • Hickory Grove
  • Red Hollow

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the JCHA Fultondale Office, located at 2100 Stoney Brook Lane, Fultondale, Alabama 35180, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to a Fultondale community, and select the "Application (Click here to Review/Download)" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, call the JCHA at (205) 647-4369 to make an appointment to bring the application back for processing.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Employed, Disabled, Elderly, Enrolled in Job Training or Higher Education.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the application and the number on the completed application, by order of preferences.

For more information, read the JCHA public notice, visit the JCHA Apply for Housing page, or visit the JCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205) 647-4369 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Bessemer Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Bessemer Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: The following communities are in Bessemer:

  • Terrace Manor I & II
  • Oak Ridge

To apply, Download and print the application online here. Scroll down to a Bessemer community with an open waiting list, and select the "Application (Click here to Review/Download)" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, call the JCHA at (205) 647-4369 to make an appointment to bring the application back for processing.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Employed, Disabled, Elderly, Enrolled in Job Training or Higher Education.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the application and the number on the completed application, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA Apply for Housing page, or the JCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205) 647-4369.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/08/2019.

Other Jefferson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Jefferson County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in March, 2019. 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: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the JCHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page here, or visit the JCHA website here.

Last Updated on 05/18/2019.

Closed: Senior (55+) Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Senior (55+) Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the JCHA Senior Housing page here.

Last Updated on 01/15/2019.

About Jefferson County Housing Authority

More information about Jefferson County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.jcha.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/11/2019, 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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am-5:30pm
Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Jefferson County Housing Authority manages 1,961 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,638 16 66 3 12 56 170
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $612 $491 $767 $456 $736 $461 $549
Monthly Cost $1,002,915 $7,848 $50,597 $1,367 $8,826 $25,824 $93,277

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 Operated by Jefferson County Housing Authority

Fulton Brook Hickory Red Hollow

2172 Walker Chapel Cir
Fultondale, AL

Warrior Chelsea Bradford Trafford

201 Willow St
Warrior, AL

Oak Ridge Terrace Mnr I Terrace Mnr II

4603 Little Dr
Bessemer, AL

Jcha Scattered Site

309 81st St S
Birmingham, AL
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