Housing Authority of the City of Springfield

421 W Madison Street
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65806

Housing Authority of the City of Springfield is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 27th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Springfield has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Springfield serves Springfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Springfield 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Website: http://www.hasproperties.net/.

Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Phone: (417) 866-4329.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of Springfield 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of the City of Springfield (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download the information packet and application packet online.
  2. Visit the HACS to pick up a pre-application in person, located at 421 W. Madison St., Springfield, MO 65806, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  3. Call the HACS at (417) 866-4329 to have a pre-application mailed to you. The office has expressed it will only mail pre-applications to those who live 50 miles outside of Springfield, MO.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or dropped off to the HACS office at the address above by 4:00 pm each day. Faxed pre-applications will not be accepted.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Social Security Card, State or Federal photo ID, Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing form (completed by Head of Household), Housing History form.

If there is more than one adult in the household, the following additional documents are required: Signed CBC authorization form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older), Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older), and Landlord Release form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older).

The following preferences have been identified: Elderly, disabled, families of two or more persons.

Once an applicant's name nears the top of the waiting list, they will be notified by mail to set up an appointment. Applicants must have up-to-date contact information, and are required to report changes to the HACS. If the letter is not deliverable, the pre-application will be noted as inactive.

For more information, visit the HACS website, or call the office at (417) 866-4329.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (417)866-4329.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/15/2017.

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 Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the City of Springfield (HACS) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The HACS asks all prospective applicants to read the Information Packet before applying.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  2. Visit the HACS to pick up a pre-application in person, located at 421 W. Madison St., Springfield, MO 65806, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  3. Call the HACS at (417) 866-4329 to have a pre-application mailed to you. The office has expressed it will only mail pre-applications to those who live 50 miles outside of Springfield, MO.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or dropped off to the HACS office at the address above by 4:00 pm each day. Faxed pre-applications will not be accepted.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Social Security Card, State or Federal photo ID, Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing form (completed by Head of Household), Housing History form.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household if there is more than one adult in the household: Signed CBC authorization form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older), Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older), and Landlord Release form (by each person 17 1/2 years old or older).

The following preferences have been identified: Elderly, disabled, families of two or more persons.

Once an applicant's name nears the top of the waiting list, they will be notified by mail to set up an appointment. Applicants must have up-to-date contact information, and are required to report changes to the HACS. If the letter is not deliverable, the pre-application will be noted as inactive.

For more information, visit the HACS website, or call the office at (417) 866-4329.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (417)866-4329.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/31/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Springfield

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Springfield can be found on its website at http://www.hasproperties.net/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Springfield may be available by phone at (417) 866-4329. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Springfield 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 Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Springfield manages 785 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 696 19 3 67
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $368 $433 $921 $308
Monthly Cost $255,899 $8,222 $2,764 $20,656

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Springfield

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 9% having issued approximately 83 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 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 $11,005 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 79% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

33% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 57% 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

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Springfield voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $426. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



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 Housing Authority of the City of Springfield

Heritage Towers

515 W Mount Vernon St
Springfield, Missouri

Madison Towers

421 W Madison St
Springfield, Missouri

Stillwell

525 S Campbell Ave
Springfield, Missouri

Cedarbrook Apartments

811 N Cedarbrook Ave
Springfield, Missouri

Bolivar Road Apartments

1010 E Villa Marie St
Springfield, Missouri

Glenwood

2628 S Grant Ave
Springfield, Missouri

South

770 South Ave
Springfield, Missouri