Mohave County Housing Authority

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Closed: Mohave County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV

The Mohave County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from April 2015 until May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit a pre-application at one of three locations.

The MCHA identified the following preferences: Residents of Mohave County, elderly, disabled.

The MCHA was given 284 regular vouchers and 63 vouchers that are to be used for homeless veterans in the last fiscal year.

For more information, call the MCHA at (928) 753-0723.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

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About Mohave County Housing Authority

700 West Beale Street, Kingman, AZ (928) 753-0723

Mohave County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 449 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Mohave County Housing Authority is located in Mohave County, AZ.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Mohave County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mohave County Housing Authority manages 382 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 195 16 2 6 163
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $484 $448 $773 $578 $506
Monthly Cost $94,319 $7,170 $1,546 $3,470 $82,456
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 16% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 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 $10,997 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 38% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% 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.

22% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 18% of households with children have a female head of household. 57% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mohave County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 45% include at least one person with a disability. 67% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 40% 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 Mohave County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $274 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $735. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.

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.