Rolla Housing Authority

1440 Forum Drive, #1
Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri 65401

Rolla Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Rolla, Missouri that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 26th, 2020, Rolla Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Rolla Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Rolla Housing Authority serves Phelps County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Rolla Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Rolla Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

To apply, visit the RHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1440 Forum Dr., # 1, Rolla, MO 65401, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, during the hours listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The RHA does have a preference for: Elderly or disabled applicants.

For more information, call the RHA office at (573) 364-6460 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (573)364-6460.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/29/2018.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Rolla Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The RHA offers one Public Housing community with 150 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the RHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1440 Forum Dr., # 1, Rolla, MO 65401, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Once the pre-application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, during the times listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The RHA does have a preference for: Elderly or disabled applicants.

For more information, call the RHA office at (573) 364-6460, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Fridays.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (573)364-6460.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/18/2015.

About Rolla Housing Authority

Representatives of Rolla Housing Authority may be available by phone at (573) 364-6460. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/26/2020, it is not known if Rolla Housing Authority 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 Rolla Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Rolla Housing Authority manages 120 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
Vouchers 120
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $324
Monthly Cost $38,927

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rolla 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 35% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $10,214 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 77% 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, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rolla Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 29% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 61% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 50% 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 Rolla Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $250 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $450. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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 Rolla Housing Authority

Rolla Apartments

1101 McCutchen Rd
Rolla, Missouri
62+
Accessible
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers