About Provo City Housing Authority

The Provo City Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Provo, Utah.

The Provo City Housing Authority serves Provo.

Provo City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

This housing authority offers 108 apartment units dedicated senior/disabled individuals, and 140 apartment units for families ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 650 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601, Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 7am and 6pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be hand delivered to 650 West 100 North, Provo, UT 84601, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7am and 6pm. Be sure to have legible copies or the originals of social security cards for each family member.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://provohousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 801-900-5676, between the hours of 7am and 6pm, Monday-Thursday.

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Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently open and accepting applications.

The housing authority has a waiting list preference for person who live or work in Provo, Utah.  On the Provo City Housing Authority website they say "the number of qualified Provo resident applicants is so high that non-Provo residents will never reach the top of the waiting list."

This preference does not prohibit non-locals from applying as Federal law allows anyone from anywhere to apply to any Section 8 waiting list in the country.  However, if the number of local preference applicants on the waiting list are many, then non-local applicants will effectively never move far enough up the waiting list to receive assistance.

Though the housing authority does not publish on their website how long the waiting list is, reports from users who have spoken to housing authority staff are that the waiting list is 6 to 9 months long.

The Section 8 application is here:  http://provohousing.org/pdf/CombinedApplication2011.pdf.  The housing authority uses the same application for their public housing properties but maintains a separate HCV waiting lists.

The application will need to be printed out, completed, and mailed back or dropped off at the housing authority office at 650 West 100 North
Provo, Utah 84601.

The housing authority has an informative web page about their waiting list here: http://provohousing.org/waiting-list/.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Provo City Housing Authority manages 882 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 825 7 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $412 $516 $153
Monthly Cost $340,168 $3,609 $7,663

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Provo City 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 19% having issued approximately 46 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 15 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 $12,906 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 61% of all households were headed by a female.

27% 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 Provo City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Provo City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $556. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



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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