LaFollette Housing Authority is a public housing agency in LaFollette, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 23rd, 2019, LaFollette Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The LaFollette, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
LaFollette Housing Authority serves LaFollette.
|LaFollette, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher||Open Indefinitely|
|Public Housing||Open Indefinitely|
The LaFollette Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from November 7, 2018 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.
There are two ways to apply:
Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the LHA office at the address above; on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, ET.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (423) 566-6183.
Last Updated on 11/09/2018.
The Lafollette Housing Authority (LHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least February 6, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.
To apply, visit the LHA to submit an application in person, located at 802 S. 4th St, La Follette, TN; from 9:00 am until 2:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.
The following documents are required when applying: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, proof of all earned and unearned income, photo IDs for all adult household members, current and previous residence information, bank statements, and personal references.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
For more information, visit the LHA Public Housing page here.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (423) 562-2261.
Last Updated on 02/06/2019.
More information about LaFollette Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lafollettehousing.org/.
As of 11/02/2018, LaFollette Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, LaFollette Housing Authority manages 253 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$397||$246|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 14% having issued approximately 19 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,158 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.
46% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.
14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the LaFollette Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 42% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by LaFollette Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $512. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.
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.