Opp Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Opp, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 7th, 2020, Opp Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Opp Housing Authority serves Opp.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Opp Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher
Open Opp Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Opp Housing Authority Phone: (334) 493-9741.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
As of July 2017, the Opp Housing Authority (OHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.
To apply, visit the OHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 800 Barnes St, Opp, AL 36467, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 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 OHA does not have a preference.
Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.
For more information, call the OHA office at (334) 493-9741.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334)493-9741.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/07/2017.
Other Opp Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Opp Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us
Last Updated on 07/03/2018.
About Opp Housing Authority
Representatives of Opp Housing Authority may be available by phone at (334) 493-9741. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Opp Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Opp Housing Authority manages 96 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, 2019:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Opp 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 5% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 33 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,233 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 71% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.
53% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.
66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Opp Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 29% 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
14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Opp Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $394. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $192.
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 Opp Housing Authority
76B Lakeview Dr