About Rolla Housing Authority

The Rolla Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Rolla, Missouri.

The Rolla Housing Authority serves Rolla.

Rolla Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Rolla Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Rolla Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

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.

Last Updated on 09/21/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 09/18/2015.


About the Rolla Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Rolla Housing Authority manages 132 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 131 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $315 $889
Monthly Cost $41,283 $889

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.