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Keokuk Housing Authority

111 S 2nd St
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa 52632

Holiday Office Hours: Keokuk Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Keokuk Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 5th, 2020, Keokuk Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Keokuk, Iowa Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Keokuk Housing Authority serves Keokuk.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Keokuk, Iowa Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Keokuk, Iowa General Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Keokuk Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Keokuk Housing Authority Phone: (319) 524-4386.

Open Until Further Notice: Keokuk, Iowa Limited 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Keokuk Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from May 17, 2019 until further notice.

Please note: According to the KHA, "The Waiting List is open for the acceptance of Pre-Applications to households with gross annual income at or
below the Extremely Low Income Limits as published by HUD." Income limit information can be found here.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the lobby area of the Mississippi Terrace building, KHA office, located at 111 South 2nd Street, Keokuk, Iowa 52632, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm CT.
  2. Send a written request along with a self-addressed and postage stamped envelope to the Keokuk Housing Authority at the address above.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the KHA office the address above, during office hours.
  2. Mailed to the KHA office at the address above.

Applications will also be distributed to social service agencies and organizations known by KHA that provide services and assistance to families least likely to apply in response to KHA public notice.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, or Households with Children.

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

For more information, contact the Keokuk Housing Authority.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (319) 524-4386.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/24/2019.

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

The Keokuk Housing Authority (KHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The KHA offers one Public Housing community with 196 units for senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the KHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 111 S 2nd St., Keokuk, IA 52632, during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above.

For more information, call the KHA office at (319) 524-4386.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (319)524-4386.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/14/2017.

Other Keokuk Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Keokuk, Iowa General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Keokuk Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in December, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, contact the Keokuk Housing Authority.

Last Updated on 05/24/2019.

About Keokuk Housing Authority

Holiday Office Hours: Keokuk Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Representatives of Keokuk Housing Authority may be available by phone at (319) 524-4386. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/05/2020, it is not known if Keokuk 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 Keokuk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Keokuk Housing Authority manages 140 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 140
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $316
Monthly Cost $44,272

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Keokuk 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 23% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $10,261 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

41% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Keokuk Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Keokuk Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $244 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $446. 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Keokuk Housing Authority

Mississippi Terrace

111 S 2nd St
Keokuk, Iowa