About St. George Housing Authority

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

The St. George Housing Authority serves St George.

St. George Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The St. George Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: This housing authority does not offer public housing to families.

This housing authority offers one apartment community with 30 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 975 N. 1725 W. #101, St. George, UT 84770, during normal office hours.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

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

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.stgeorgehousingauthority.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 435-628-3648, during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the St. George Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the St. George Housing Authority manages 247 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 239 2 1 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $378 $485 $506 $307
Monthly Cost $90,404 $969 $506 $1,533

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for St. George 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 12% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $13,293 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 82% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

22% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 19% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

13% 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 St. George Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% include at least one person with a disability. 65% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 32% 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 St. George Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $326 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $506. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $79.



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.


Affordable Apartments near St. George Housing Authority

360 N Dixie Dr
Oasis Palms Apartments is a 146 unit low income housing apartment community in St George.
710 W 360 N
Utah is a 70 unit low income housing apartment community in St George.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in St George.
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