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Emery County Housing Authority

95 E Main Street
Castle Dale, Emery County, Utah 84513

Emery County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Castle Dale, Utah that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 30th, 2020, Emery County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Emery County Housing Authority serves Emery County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Emery County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Emery County Housing Authority Website: http://www.emerycounty.com/housing/index.htm.

Emery County Housing Authority Phone: (435) 381-3580.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Emery Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 20 apartment units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are four ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 435-381-3580, Monday-Friday, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be emailed to you by emailing the housing authority at jenniferr@emery.utahgov.
3. Download an application here, then print and complete.
4. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at  75 East Main, room 210A and 210B, P.O. Box 551, Castle Dale, UT 84513, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to the addresses listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Emery, disabled, or elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.emerycounty.com/housing/contact.htm

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (435)381-2902.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Emery County Housing Authority

More information about Emery County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.emerycounty.com/housing/index.htm.

Representatives of Emery County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (435) 381-3580. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/30/2020, it is not known if Emery County 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 Emery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Emery County Housing Authority manages 80 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 59 10 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $357 $348 $900
Monthly Cost $21,035 $3,483 $900

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Emery County 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 24% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 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 $12,612 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% 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 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

45% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Emery County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 44% 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 Emery County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $381. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $115.



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 Apartments Operated by Emery County Housing Authority

Emery County Public Housing

130 N 200 W
Ferron, Utah