About Pulaski County Public Housing Authority

The Pulaski County Public Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Richland, Missouri.

The Pulaski County Public Housing Authority serves Miller County, Laclede County, Pulaski County, Camden County, Eldon, Iberia, Lebanon, Conway, St Robert, Dixon, Waynesville, Crocker, Camdenton, Lake Ozark, Richland, Osage Beach, Laurie, Macks Creek, Bagnell, Brumley, Evergreen, Fort Leonard Wood, Lakeside, Linn Creek, Phillipsburg, St. Elizabeth, Stoutland, Sunrise Beach, Tuscumbia, Village of Four Seasons, Olean and St. Robert.

Pulaski County Public Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Pulaski County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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.


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/public/documents/HousingApp052016.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.

There are no preferences

The waiting list will be chosen by date and time of application submission.

Last Updated on 07/15/2017.

More information about Pulaski County Public Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://mocaonline.org/housing.php.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Pulaski County Public Housing Authority manages 326 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 324 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $349 $931
Monthly Cost $113,198 $1,861

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pulaski County Public 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 Public 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 Public 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.