Tuscaloosa Housing Authority

2117 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 35401

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

Tuscaloosa Housing Authority serves Tuscaloosa County.

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

Open Tuscaloosa 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.

Tuscaloosa Housing Authority Website: http://www.tuscaloosahousing.org/.

Tuscaloosa Housing Authority Phone: (205) 758-6619.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The THA offers 11 Public Housing communities with 825 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the THA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 2117 Jack Warner Parkway Ste 2, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 during normal office hours.

Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the paper pre-application: Proof of employment and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at 205-758-6619 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 2057586619.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/18/2015.

Other Tuscaloosa Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in August 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Pick up an application at the Bethel Baptist Church. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the THA office. Applications must have been postmarked before August 26, 2016, or it was not accepted. Hand delivered applications were not accepted.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

Some of this information has been provided by Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at (205) 758-6619.

Last Updated on 06/14/2017.

About Tuscaloosa Housing Authority

More information about Tuscaloosa Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.tuscaloosahousing.org/.

Representatives of Tuscaloosa Housing Authority may be available by phone at (205) 758-6619. 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 Tuscaloosa 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 Tuscaloosa Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tuscaloosa Housing Authority manages 1,329 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,048 3 1 5 15 228
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $545 $499 $645 $366 $248 $405
Monthly Cost $571,438 $1,498 $645 $1,831 $3,714 $92,304

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tuscaloosa 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 13% having issued approximately 104 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 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,698 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% 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.

55% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 47% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Tuscaloosa Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $531. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $180.

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 Tuscaloosa Housing Authority

Hay Court Hay Court Annex

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Crescent East

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Branscomb Apartments

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Mckenzie Annex

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Mckenzie Court Redevelopment

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Rosedale Redevelopment Apartments

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Jackson Apartments

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Rosedale III

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Low Income Housing Managed by Tuscaloosa Housing Authority

Jackson II Apartments

3849 26th Ave E
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