About Ozark Housing Authority

The Ozark Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Ozark, Alabama.

The Ozark Housing Authority serves Ozark.

Ozark Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Ozark Housing Authority (OHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The OHA offers six Public Housing communities with 388 units for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, visit the OHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 241 Ed Lisenby Dr., Ozark, AL 36360, from 7:30 am  until 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 6:00 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) 774-8210 from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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Last Updated on 12/18/2015.


About the Ozark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Ozark Housing Authority manages 305 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 302 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $436 $309
Monthly Cost $131,770 $926

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ozark 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 58 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 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 $9,848 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% 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

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 65% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 60% of households with children have a female head of household. 93% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 84% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ozark Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% 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. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 56% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Ozark Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $237 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $490. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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 Ozark Housing Authority

224 Ross Dr
Ozark Ha is a 167 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
121 Stokes Ave
Herring Hillcrest Homes is a 138 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
115 Larry Ct
Glenway Homes is a 94 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
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Affordable Apartments near Ozark Housing Authority

306 Harris Rd
Ozark Group Home is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1525 Mixon School Rd
Fuqua - Walding Apartments is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1515 Mixon School Rd
Ozark Manor is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Ozark.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance