Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

415 E Independence Street
Tulsa, Osage County, Oklahoma
(918) 582-0021

About Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa serves Tulsa.

Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa (HACT) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened in December, 2014, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in July 2013.

 

To apply, complete the online pre-application here.

 

As of August 2014, there were about 3,500 households on the waiting list and about 80 voucher participants leave the program each month. 

 

The average recipient keeps their voucher for 36 to 48 months. The approximate wait time for a voucher is 12-36 months.

 

For more information, visit the HACT website, or call the office at (918) 582-0021.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa (HACT) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. This waiting list opened on October 2, 2017, and is open indefinitely. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: The HACT is in process of changing from a centralized waiting list, to a single waiting list for each property. As a part of this change, all persons currently on the Public Housing waiting list will be purged on September 29, 2017.

To apply, complete the online application for the desired property on the HACT website.

Preferences and waiting list placement have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the HACT website, or call the office at (918) 582-0021.

Last Updated on 10/02/2017.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa can be found on its website at http://www.tulsahousing.org/.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa manages 4,891 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers4,61113705641100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$484$382$403$732$325$416
Monthly Cost$2,231,804$4,966$28,212$40,977$13,332$41,567

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

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 22% having issued approximately 221 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $10,669 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

50% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 60% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa voucher holders in 2016 was $294 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $612. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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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