LaFollette Housing Authority

802 S 4th Street
LaFollette, Campbell County, Tennessee 37766

LaFollette Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in LaFollette, Tennessee that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 13th, 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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
LaFollette, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open LaFollette Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: LaFollette, Tennessee Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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:

  1. Complete the application at the LHA office, located at 809 South Forth Street, LaFollette, Tennessee 37766; on Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  2. Pick up an application at the LHA office located at the address above, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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.

For more information, read the LHA Public Notice here, visit the LHA website here, or call the office at (423) 566-6183.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (423) 566-6183.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/09/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (423) 562-2261.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/06/2019.

About LaFollette Housing Authority

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

Representatives of LaFollette Housing Authority may be available by phone at (423) 562-2261. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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.


About the LaFollette Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, LaFollette Housing Authority manages 263 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 263
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $389
Monthly Cost $102,245

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for LaFollette 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


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