Public Housing                                                                      

The core purpose of our agency is to ensure that our residents have the opportunities and resources they need to achieve their goals, not just to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing. HHA currently provides a variety of housing options to low-income individuals and families: more than 1700 rental apartments, including 1807 units of public housing,. We serve all members of our community, including seniors, families, individuals and persons with disabilities, which meet the eligibility criteria for our programs. HHA partners with community agencies throughout city of Huntsville and Madison County to link our residents to services such as education, substance abuse and youth programs, financial services and job training and life skills.

Apartment Communities 

HHA maintains a diverse portfolio of apartment communities located throughout the city of Huntsville that are dedicated to low-income residents. The housing units  range in size from efficiencies to five-bedroom apartments to single family homes, and have rent amounts that are well below market rates. The large majority  of these properties are managed and operated by HHA. Some of our apartments are public housing, which is directly subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and managed by HHA. Rent amounts in public housing are set at 30 percent of the household’s monthly income.  HHA also manages Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties in Huntsville. To learn more about about our housing options, please click HERE!

Applying for Public Housing

 HHA accepts applications in person at the Central Office location Monday through Thursday from 7AM to 6:30PM.

The Public Housing Intake and Admissions office is located at:

200 Washington Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

If you live outside the city limits and are unable to download an application online, you can request an application be mailed to you (request by phone, fax or email through the Contact page).

All applicants are reminded that if they are found eligible for public housing, they will need to provide $100 to HHA for their security deposit, and $300 to Huntsville Utilities to establish a utilities account in their name for their new apartment.

Phone –  256-539-0774 OR 256-532-5677
Fax – 256-535-2242

Senior/Disabled Communities Inquiries

HHA has one public housing high-rise apartment building designated for both seniors and disabled individuals, Johnson Towers. We also have The Todd, which is a “seniors only” public housing high-rise apartment building, serving only those 62 years of age or older.  The average wait period for these communities is 3 to 6 months for eligible families.  To learn more about these building and how to apply, please contact the Intake and Admissions staff at 256-539-0774 OR 256-532-5677.

Frequently Asked Questions for Public Housing Residents

Frequently Asked Questions for Public Housing Applicants