About McAlester Housing Authority

The McAlester Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in McAlester, Oklahoma.

The McAlester Housing Authority serves Mcalester.

McAlester Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The MHA offers three Public Housing community with 274 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 520 W Kiowa Ave., McAlester, OK 74501, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The MHA does not hand out or receive pre-applications on the 1st through the 6th of the month.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The MHA does not hand out or receive pre-applications on the 1st through the 6th of the month.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, and letter from school (if enrolled in school).

The MHA does have preferences, and will go over them when you pick up the pre-application.

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.

As of December 2015, the current wait time for Public Housing is 3 to 6 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 426-0335 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: McAlester Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 12/04/2015.

McAlester Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

McAlester, OK is about 90 miles south of Tulsa, OK.

To apply, visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 520 W Kiowa Ave., McAlester, OK 74501, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The MHA does not hand out or receive pre-applications on the 1st through the 6th of the month.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The MHA does not hand out or receive pre-applications on the 1st through the 6th of the month.No documents are needed at this time.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, and letter from school if enrolled in school.

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 MHA does have a preference, and will go over them when you pick up the pre-application.

The current wait time for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher is 12 to 18 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 426-0335 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 12/07/2015.


About the McAlester Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the McAlester Housing Authority manages 48 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $368
Monthly Cost $17,665

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for McAlester 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 22% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,872 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

12% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 12% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

60% of households included children, 12% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the McAlester Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 20% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 McAlester Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $471. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $100.



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 McAlester Housing Authority

1300 E Chickasaw Ave
Rental is a 86 unit low income housing apartment community in Mcalester.
801 E Monroe Ave
Rental is a 125 unit low income housing apartment community in Mcalester.
501A W Kiowa Ave
Rental is a 63 unit low income housing apartment community in Mcalester.
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Affordable Apartments near McAlester Housing Authority

200 E. Carl Albert Pkwy
Aldridge Heights Senior Apartments is a 66 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Mcalester. Rents at Aldridge Heights Senior Apartments are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Mcalester.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
15 E Washington St
Mcalester Plaza is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Mcalester.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
18 W Washington Ave
Sue Littlejohn House is a 6 unit low income housing apartment community in Mcalester.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities