About Tooele County Housing Authority

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

The Tooele County Housing Authority serves Tooele County, Tooele, Grantsville, Stansbury Park and Wendover.

Tooele County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

This housing authority offers one apartment community for families and senior/disabled individuals. 
1, Westwood Mesa Apartments

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 66 W. Vine St., Tooele, UT 84074, Monday-Friday, during normal office hours.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. If you are claiming a preference please include that documentation, otherwise 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: elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, collecting social security or disability, working 20 or more hours a week, or a full time student.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.co.tooele.ut.us/housing.htm, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 435-882-7875, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Tooele County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Tooele County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Tooele County Housing Authority (TCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Pickup a pre-application at the TCHA office, located at 66 W Vine St, Tooele, UT 84074.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the TCHA office at the address above.

The following preferences have been identified: Victims of domestic violence, displaced, tenants of the TCHA Public Housing program, work in Tooele County, homeless.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

There is currently a four year wait for applicants with preferences.

For more information visit the TCHA website, or call the office at (435) 882-7875.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


About the Tooele County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Tooele County Housing Authority manages 195 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 195
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $483
Monthly Cost $94,211

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tooele 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 15% having issued approximately 14 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 36 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,743 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

47% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tooele County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Tooele County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $329 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $731. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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 Tooele County Housing Authority

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