About Keokuk Housing Authority

The Keokuk Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Keokuk, Iowa.

The Keokuk Housing Authority serves Keokuk.

Keokuk Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 03/14/2017.

Keokuk, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

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

Last Updated on 03/14/2017.


About the Keokuk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Keokuk Housing Authority manages 151 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 147 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $299 $696
Monthly Cost $43,990 $2,785

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.