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

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa (HACT) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HACT offers 25 Public Housing communities with 2,493 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, submit an online pre-application here.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

The HACT has identified the following preferences: The Head of Household and/or spouse is working and the working persons needs are not included in any TANF payments the family may be receiving; the Head of Household or spouse is 62 years of age or older; the Head of Household and spouse are active participants in educational or training programs; the applicant family is residing in a public or private shelter as a result of domestic violence and has had actual or threatened physical violence directed against the applicant or applicants family by a spouse or other household member who was living in the unit with the family; the applicant family with dependent children is homeless and is residing in a private or public shelter; the applicant family is residing in a public or private care facility as a result of a severe illness or disability and with housing could transition back into the community to live independently or with the assistance of an aide; the applicant family has one or more family members who are a person with disabilities; the applicant family has a member who is between the ages of 50 and 61; a member of the household is pregnant

For more information, visit the HACT website, or call the office at (918) 582-0021 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
  • Preferences For: The Near Elderly. The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Working/Employed. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. The Homeless. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 12/04/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa Section 8 HCV 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.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa manages 5,045 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,745 13 75 71 41 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $478 $385 $399 $746 $335 $393
Monthly Cost $2,268,365 $5,005 $29,899 $52,945 $13,730 $39,296

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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

959 Country Club Drive
Country Club Gardens is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 3 bedroom apartments for rent in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
901 N Elgin Ave
Pioneer Plaza is a 191 unit low income housing apartment community in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
420 S Lawton Ave
Hewgley Terrace is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
1725 Southwest Blvd
La Fortune Towers is a 201 unit low income housing apartment community in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
1844 N Quaker Ave
Scattered Sites is a 212 unit low income housing apartment community in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

570 North 39th West Ave.
West Edison Plaza Apartments is a 66 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Tulsa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
4606 South Garnett Rd.
Brightwaters Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Tulsa.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Tulsa.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
11813 E. 21st Court
Worthington Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Tulsa.