Davenport Housing Commission

501 West 3rd Street
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa 52801

Davenport Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Davenport Housing Commission offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Davenport.

Davenport Housing Commission is part of the City of Davenport Office of Assisted Housing.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Davenport, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Davenport Housing Commission Public Housing Closed

Other Davenport Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Davenport, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Davenport Housing Commission (DHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The DHC last accepted applications for this waiting list from September 20, 2022, until September 21, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, in person applications were accepted at the River’s Edge.

The maximum income limit for each household size were available on the pubic notice.

This waiting list had the following preference:

  • HUD or Davenport OAH Targeted Populations – This preference is reserved for HUD targeted populations or OAH targeted populations which currently include VASH program participants in Davenport that no longer need VA case management but still require a Section 8 voucher and Davenport Public Housing program participants that have been on the program for 3 years or more, have been model tenants, and still require rental assistance and make written request to move to the housing choice voucher program. Weighting value = 10,000,000 points.
  • Current Davenport Residents. Weighting value = 1,000,000 points.
  • Those Displaced by Natural Disaster or Code Enforcement Action. Weighting value = 200,000 points.
  • Elderly Persons 62 years of age and older. Weighting value = 30,000 points.
  • Disabled Persons and their families. Weighting value = 4,000 points.
  • Families with children 5 years of age and under. Weighting value = 500 points.
  • Working Families. Weighting value = 60 points.
  • Foster Youth to Independence (FYI). Weighting value 11,000,000 points.
  • All other families who do not meet the above criteria for a local preference but still meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Section 8 program receive no additional weighting and will have their application ranked only by date and time of application. Weighting value therefore = 0 points.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the DHC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the DHC public notice on September 15, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Davenport, Iowa.

Last Updated on 09/21/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The City of Davenport Office of Assisted Housing (OAH) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The 2-3 Bedroom waiting list was last open for three weeks in June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the Davenport Office of Assisted Housing.

Once the application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the Davenport Office of Assisted Housing.

There were no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the City of Davenport Office of Assisted Housing website.

Last Updated on 09/05/2019.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Davenport Housing Commission 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Davenport Housing Commission is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Davenport Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Davenport Housing Commission manages 656 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, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 574 5 16 61
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $459 $721 $962 $448
Monthly Cost $263,266 $3,605 $15,392 $27,333

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Davenport Housing Commission

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 11% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 83 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 $12,459 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 57% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

51% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Davenport Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% 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, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Davenport Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $530. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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 Davenport Housing Commission

Davenport Public Housing Scattered Sites

Throughout Davenport
Davenport, Iowa

Low Income Housing Managed by Davenport Housing Commission

The Heritage

501 West 3rd Street
Davenport, Iowa
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+