Davenport Housing Commission

501 W. Third Street
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa 52801

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

Davenport Housing Commission serves Davenport.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Davenport, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Davenport Housing Commission Waiting Lists

Closed: Davenport, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Davenport Housing Commission (DHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from 1994 until October, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

As of October 21, 2014, the waiting list is more than nine years long.

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

Last Updated on 06/07/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

About Davenport Housing Commission

More information about Davenport Housing Commission can be found on its website at http://www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/government/departments/community_planning___economic_development/office_of_assisted_housing/.

Representatives of Davenport Housing Commission may be available by phone at (563) 326-7899. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/07/2019, 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.


About the Davenport Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Davenport Housing Commission manages 639 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 562 3 11 63
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $413 $397 $992 $435
Monthly Cost $232,353 $1,190 $10,916 $27,389

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 Operated by Davenport Housing Commission

Davenport Public Housing Scattered Sites

Throughout Davenport
Davenport, IA

Public Housing Operated by Davenport Housing Commission

The Heritage

501 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
62+
Accessible
Subsidized