Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation

215 South Barnes
Springfield, Greene County, Missouri 65802

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is a Public Housing Agency in Springfield, Missouri that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of February 23rd, 2020, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation serves Barry County, Christian County, Dade County, Dallas County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Polk County, Stone County, Taney County and Webster County but does not serve Springfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Download and print the application online here.  
2. Visit the OACAC Neighborhood Center in the county where you live, or at the OACAC Central Office in Springfield. You can find your Neighborhood Center for each county on this web page.

Preferences will be given to applicants residing in those ten counties listed above.

Qualified applicants will be sorted by preference and then placed on waiting list by date and time of application submission.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4178643440.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

About Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation

More information about Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation can be found on its website at https://oac.ac/housing-assistance/.

Representatives of Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation may be available by phone at (417) 864-3440. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/23/2020, it is not known if Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation 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 Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation manages 567 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 565 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $332 $182
Monthly Cost $187,562 $363

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation

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 62 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 34 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $11,417 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 52% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 36% 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 Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $279 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $84.



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.