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York Housing Authority

209 East Fifth Avenue
York, Sumter County, Alabama 36925

York Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in York, Alabama that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 30th, 2020, York Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

York Housing Authority serves Sumter County.

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

Open York Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

York Housing Authority Phone: (205) 392-5071.

Open Until Further Notice: York 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 York Housing Authority (YHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

York, AL is about 70 miles southwest of Tuscaloosa, AL.

To apply, visit the YHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 209 E 5th Ave., York, AL 36925, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the YHA office to make an appointment to return the pre-application at (205) 392-5071, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The YHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, call the YHA office at (205) 392-5071, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205)392-5071.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2018.

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

To apply, visit the YHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 209 E 5th Ave, York, AL 36925, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the YHA office to make an appointment to return the pre-application at (205) 392-5071, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The YHA 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 YHA office at (205) 392-5071.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (205)392-5071.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2017.

About York Housing Authority

Representatives of York Housing Authority may be available by phone at (205) 392-5071. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/30/2020, it is not known if York 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 York Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, York Housing Authority manages 69 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, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $419
Monthly Cost $28,914

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for York 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 1% having issued approximately 70 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 -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $11,291 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 76% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 10% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 71% of households with children have a female head of household. 99% of all households were headed by a female.

100% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 100% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the York Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 11% 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. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

4% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 54% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 York Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $246 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $471. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $188.



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 York Housing Authority

Mcdonald Court

112 Campbell St
York, Alabama