About Pulaski County Housing Authority

The Pulaski County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Richland, Missouri.

The Pulaski County Housing Authority serves Pulaski County, St Robert, Dixon, Waynesville and Crocker.

Pulaski County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Pulaski County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Pulaski County Public Housing Authority (MO) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program beginning on March 9, 2015; when 500 applications have been received, the waiting list will close.

The Housing Authority serves Camden, Laciede, Miller and Pulaski Counties.

NOTE: Pulaski County, Missouri is 2.25 hrs southwest of St. Louis, MO and 3.5 hours east of Kansas City.


Applications (PDF) can be found here: http://www.mocaonline.org/documents/Application2015.pdf

You cannot  fax or email your applications; they will not be accepted. A complete application can be mailed to:
   Pulaski County PHA
   P.O. Box 69
   Richland, MO  65556

... or dropped off at MOCA’s (Missouri Ozarks Community Action) central office located at 306 South Pine, Richland, MO.


Preferences are not known at this time; the waiting list will be chosen by date and time of application submission. When 500 applications are received, the waiting list will close.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Pulaski County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Pulaski County Housing Authority manages 314 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 313 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $356 $3,038
Monthly Cost $111,452 $3,038

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pulaski County 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 9% having issued approximately 35 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 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 $10,024 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 79% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% 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.

37% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pulaski County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% 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. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 43% 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 Pulaski County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $246 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $515. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $139.



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.


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