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Housing Choice Voucher Program


The Anniston Housing Authority will open the Waiting List for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, formerly Section 8, beginning
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 – Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Applications may be obtained from any of the following locations:
  1. AHA HCV/Section 8 office located at 500 Glen Addie Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201
  2. Norwood Management Office located at 411 W. 29th Street, Anniston, AL 36201
  3. Constantine Management Office (EnVision Center) located at 318 Elm Street, Anniston, AL 36201
Completed applications are due on or before Tuesday, December 13, 2022. **Incomplete applications will not be accepted.**
Applications can either be:
  • Turned in to the HCV/Section 8 office (not the Main Office or any other office) on or before Tuesday, December 13, 2022. 
  • Mailed in to P.O. Box 2225, Anniston, AL 36202. Application must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
For questions, or assistance with the application process, please call Antionette Tatum, HCV Coordinator (256) 237-2268.

What are Housing Choice Vouchers?

The housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Housing choice vouchers are administered locally by public housing agencies (PHAs). The PHAs receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. Under certain circumstances, if authorized by the PHA, a family may use its voucher to purchase a modest home.