Scottsboro Housing Authority

399 Woods Cove Road
Scottsboro, Jackson County, Alabama 35768

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

Scottsboro Housing Authority serves Scottsboro.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Scottsboro Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Scottsboro 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.

Scottsboro Housing Authority Phone: (256) 259-5600.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Scottsboro Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, visit the SHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 102 Worthington St., Scottsboro, AL 35768 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

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 SHA 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 SHA office at (256) 259-5600 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2562595600.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2017.

About Scottsboro Housing Authority

Representatives of Scottsboro Housing Authority may be available by phone at (256) 259-5600. 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 Scottsboro 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 Scottsboro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Scottsboro Housing Authority manages 169 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
Vouchers 169
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $331
Monthly Cost $55,872

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Scottsboro 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 17% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,070 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 48% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 81% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Scottsboro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 63% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 59% 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 Scottsboro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $280 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $388. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $128.



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 Scottsboro Housing Authority

Scott Hunter Homes Addn

237 Woods Cove Rd
Scottsboro, Alabama

Pleasant Hill Homes

244 Boggus Dr
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