About Evanston Housing Authority

The Evanston Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Evanston, Wyoming.

The Evanston Housing Authority serves Evanston.

Evanston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Evanston Housing Authority (EHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The EHA offers one public housing waiting list with 80 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the EHA to pick up an application, located at 155 Apache Dr # A, Evanston, WY 82930 during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (307) 789-2381 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, verification of assets, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

Please note: A full list of each document needed is on the front page of the application.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the EHA can be reached by calling (307) 789-2381 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 06/12/2015.


About the Evanston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Evanston Housing Authority manages 69 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 69
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $321
Monthly Cost $22,119

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Evanston 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 30% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $10,525 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

25% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Evanston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% 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. 42% 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, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 46% 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 Evanston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $276 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $469. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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 Evanston Housing Authority

212 Birch St
River Glen is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Evanston.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Evanston.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
345 City View Dr
Pioneer Counseling is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Evanston.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
82 E Hayden Ave
Chief Washakie is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Evanston.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance