Region XII Regional Housing Authority

320 East 7th St
Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa 51401

Region XII Regional Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Carroll, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of September 19th, 2019, Region XII Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Sac, and Shelby County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Region XII Regional Housing Authority serves Audubon County, Carroll County, Crawford County, Greene County, Guthrie County, Harrison County, Ida County, Sac County and Shelby County.

Region XII Regional Housing Authority does not serve the northern part of Ida County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Sac, and Shelby County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Region XII Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Sac, and Shelby County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the Region XII office, located at 320 East 7th Street, Carroll, Iowa, 51401, from Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CT.
  2. Call (712) 792-5560 for an appointment to make an application for Audubon, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Shelby, Sac and southern Ida Counties.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the Region XII office located at the above address, during office hours.
  2. Mailed to the Region XII office at the above address.

Applicants must present original social security cards, birth certificates and picture I.D.s at the time of application. 

This waiting list has no preferences.

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

For more information, contact the Region XII Regional 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 (712) 792-5560.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/29/2019.

About Region XII Regional Housing Authority

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 09/19/2019, it is not known if Region XII Regional 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 Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Region XII Regional Housing Authority manages 735 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 722 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $270 $936
Monthly Cost $195,022 $12,165

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Region XII Regional 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 36 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,414 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 74% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Region XII Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Region XII Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $396. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.