About Miami Housing Authority

The Miami Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Miami, Oklahoma.

The Miami Housing Authority serves Miami.

Miami Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Miami Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

Miami, OK is about 90 miles northeast of Tulsa, OK.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 B Street NE, Miami, Oklahoma 74354, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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, and proof of all income.

The MHA does not have a preference.

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.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

The current wait time for a voucher is approximately 8 to 12 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 11/24/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 222 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 B Street NE, Miami, Oklahoma 74354, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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, and proof of all income.

The MHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

As of December 2015, the wait time for Public Housing is approximately 8 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 12/04/2015.


About the Miami Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Miami Housing Authority manages 194 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 194
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $407
Monthly Cost $79,039

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Miami 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 31% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,469 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

67% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Miami Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Miami Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $289 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $576. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $170.



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.