Walker County Housing Authority

2084 Horsecreek Boulevard
Dora, Walker County, Alabama 35062

Walker County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Dora, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 21st, 2020, Walker County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Walker County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Walker County Housing Authority serves Walker County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Walker County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Walker County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Walker County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Walker County Housing Authority (WCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the WCHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 2084 Horsecreek Blvd, Dora, AL 35062, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm on Wednesdays only.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all household members aged 16 years or older, marriage license (if applicable), school records for any household member attending school, bank account information, veteran (if applicable), food stamp information ( if applicable), current landlord information, divorce papers (if applicable).

The following preferences have been identified: elderly, disabled, involuntarily displaced, substandard living, rent burdened, live in Walker County, veteran, on the waiting list for more than half a year.

For more information, visit the WCHA website, or call the office at (205) 648-5963 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205)648-5963.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

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 Walker County Housing Authority (WCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply:

  • Download and print the application online here.
  • Visit the WCHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 2084 Horsecreek Blvd, Dora, AL 35062, from 8:00 am until 5:00 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 4:30 pm, on Wednesdays only.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all household members aged 16 years or older, marriage license (if applicable), school records for any household member attending school, bank account information, veteran (if applicable), food stamp information (if applicable), current landlord information, divorce papers (if applicable).

The WCHA does have a preference point system that may improve an applicant's spot on the waiting list: Catastrophic involuntarily displaced, working family, minimum income of $8,000, minimum income of $5,000, a veteran, or a resident of Walker County.

For more information, visit the WCHA website, or call the office at (205) 648-5963.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205)648-5963.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2017.

About Walker County Housing Authority

More information about Walker County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.walkercountyha.org/.

Representatives of Walker County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (205) 648-5963. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/21/2020, it is not known if Walker County 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 Walker County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Walker County Housing Authority manages 184 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 150 34
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $340 $225
Monthly Cost $50,942 $7,640

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Walker County 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 15% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 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 1.8 persons and has a household income of $10,879 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% 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

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

31% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Walker County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 59% 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

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Walker County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $296 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $542. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $194.



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 Walker County Housing Authority

James R. Baird Apartments

1850 Sharon Blvd
Dora, Alabama