Dayton Housing Authority

270 Railroad Street
Dayton, Rhea County, Tennessee 37321

Dayton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Dayton, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Dayton Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Dayton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Dayton Housing Authority serves Bledsoe County, McMinn County, Meigs County and Rhea County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Dayton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Dayton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Dayton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Dayton Housing Authority (TN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.  

To apply, pick up an application at the DHA office, located at 270 Railroad St, Dayton, TN 37321.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address above.

This waiting list has the following preference: Residents of Rhea, Bledsoe, Meigs, and McMinn County.

If you have any questions and/or need assistance from the Housing Authority to fill out the application, please call them at 423-775-1871.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4237751871.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Dayton Housing Authority (DHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The DHA offers three Public Housing communities with 300 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the DHA to pick up an application, located at 270 Railroad Street, Dayton, TN 37321, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, on Tuesdays.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the CHA website, or by calling (423) 775-1871 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4237751871.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/24/2015.

About Dayton Housing Authority

More information about Dayton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.daytonhousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Dayton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (423) 775-1871. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Dayton Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Dayton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Dayton Housing Authority manages 316 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 312 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $333 $1,712
Monthly Cost $103,847 $6,849

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Dayton 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 26% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,493 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Dayton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% 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

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 35% 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 Dayton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $232 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $504. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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 Dayton Housing Authority

Taylor Hills Arnold Place

161 Barnard Cir
Dayton, TN
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