Phenix City Housing Authority

200 16th Street
Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama 36867

Phenix City 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, Phenix City Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Phenix City Housing Authority serves Phenix City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Phenix City Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Phenix City, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Phenix City 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.

Phenix City Housing Authority Phone: (334) 664-9991.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

As of July 2017, the Phenix City Housing Authority (PCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply: Pick up an application at the PCHA office, located at 200 16th St., Phenix City, AL 36867, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be: hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am; and 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, call the PCHA office at (334) 298-7803.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (334)664-9991.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/06/2017.

Other Phenix City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Phenix City, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Phenix City Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in August 2017. 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.

For more information, call the PCHA at (334) 664-9991.

Last Updated on 08/15/2017.

About Phenix City Housing Authority

Representatives of Phenix City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (334) 664-9991. 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 Phenix City 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 Phenix City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Phenix City Housing Authority manages 807 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 635 3 2 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $155 $590 $393
Monthly Cost $323,989 $464 $1,179 $3,929

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Phenix City 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 8% having issued approximately 76 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 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 $11,377 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 13% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% 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.

64% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 63% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Phenix City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% 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. 50% 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, 56% with 2 bedrooms and 35% 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 Phenix City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $537. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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 Phenix City Housing Authority

Blake

2000A 21st Ave
Phenix City, Alabama

Holland Creek Gardens

2003A 21st Ave
Phenix City, Alabama

Low Income Housing Managed by Phenix City Housing Authority

Whitewater Village

5th Ave and 17th St
Phenix City, Alabama
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