Region XII Regional Housing Authority
Region XII Regional Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Region XII Regional Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
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.
Open Region XII Regional Housing Authority Waiting Lists
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Region XII Regional Housing Authority Phone: (712) 792-5560.
Open Until Further Notice:
Audubon, Carroll, Crawford, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Sac, and Shelby County, Iowa 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Dropped off at the Region XII office located at the above address, during office hours.
- 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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (712) 792-5560.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 03/29/2019.
About Region XII Regional Housing Authority
Representatives of Region XII Regional Housing Authority may be available by phone at (712) 792-5560. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Region XII Regional Housing Authority manages 689 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||672 ||17 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$295 ||$1,038 |
||$197,919 ||$17,640 |
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.
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.