Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Questions & Answers


The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly known as Section 8) is a federally funded program established to assist very low-income families, elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Housing assistance is paid directly to the landlord on behalf of a participating family.

At this time, the waiting lists for both the Project-Base and Tenant-Base vouchers are closed.

You can ONLY apply when waitlists are OPEN. There is no process to apply to a waitlist that is not opened.

Currently, MHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed and MHA has not determined when it will reopen. Public notice will be given if and when the waiting list reopens.

Property Owners who would like to lease to HCV participants should list their property at https://www.affordablehousing.com/. Participants will contact you directly for information about the property.

Should you become aware of any fraudulent activity by a MHA employee, HCV participant, or landlord please report it to the MHA fraud hotline at 334-206-7111. All reports are kept confidential.

Public Housing Questions & Answers


As of Monday, May 22, 2023, the Public Housing Waiting list will be closed until further notice. No applications will be accepted during this time. A notice will be posted 10 days prior to reopening the waiting list.

Yes. Current residents living in public housing are eligible to apply for the housing choice voucher program. However, the waiting list for both the project-based and tenant-based vouchers are currently closed. Public notice will be given if and when the waiting list re-opens.

  • Birth certificates for all members of the household
  • Social security cards for all members of the household
  • Photo identification for all members (18 years and older)
  • Marriage certificate or divorce decree, if applicable
  • Proof of income

The amount of rent is based on the total household composition and income. A $100 security deposit is required when the lease is signed.

  • Drug convictions (manufacturing and/or producing methamphetamine)
  • Adverse rental history (evictions)
  • Lifetime sex offender registration
  • Violent criminal record (within the last five years)


This list is not exhaustive. MHA withholds the right to decide on a resident’s application on a case by case basis in accordance with established guidelines by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and MHA policies and procedures.

HCV Homeownership Program Frequently Asked Questions & Answers


No, the Homeownership Program is only available to HCV recipients. However, the Department of Resident Services is available to assist public housing residents who may be interested in becoming homeowners. Visit Resident Services to learn more.

No. Pre-approval for a mortgage loan is not required prior to enrollment in the Homeownership Program. Resident Services staff will provide linkages to banks, lenders, brokers, etc., who will provide you with information about mortgage loans and the application process for pre-approval.

An offer of employment will not be made until references have been contacted and favorable results have been received from the background investigations.

Human Resources Questions & Answers


Application Phase

Employment opportunities are posted on our website as they occur.

We are accepting applications for all positions currently posted on our website. Please note that postings are open for a minimum of 10 business days and then may close at any time.

Each department has different hiring needs, so the length of the hiring process will vary depending on the position.

Application materials are screened for minimum requirements and then forwarded to the hiring supervisor for review, with the exception of the equal employment opportunity information. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone or email.

Please contact the Human Resources Office for assistance at (334) 206-7104.

Interview Phase

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring department or Human Resources.

Please forward all post-interview communications to the Human Resources Office with your name and the title of the position for which you interviewed. We will ensure proper delivery of your correspondence.

Selection Phase

The background investigation does not include a credit check, unless you are applying for a position that has access and/or control of MHA’s financials (e.g. Director of Finance, Procurement/Contract Administrator, Accountant, etc).

Final candidates will be contacted by Human Resources and notified of their status. She and/or he will be asked to complete authorization forms required to initiate background investigations of criminal and employment history.

We do not provide additional feedback regarding your application materials or interview performance.

Procurement Questions & Answers


By going to our procurement web page and clicking on the link labeled “Vendor Registration Form”. You will need to complete the form and either email, mail or fax it to the address(s) listed on the form.

Once submitted to the Montgomery Housing Authority, proposals are good for 180 days, bids are good for 90 days, and quotes are good for 60 days.

While this list is not exhaustive, it does represent the typical types of goods and services the Montgomery Housing Authority (MHA) procures.

  • Development Program Management Support Services
  • Consulting Services (supplemental legal, environmental, etc.)
  • Administrative/Management Support Services
  • Professional/Technical Services (e.g. grant writing, accounting services)
  • Technical Assistance Services
  • Employee Training Programs
  • MHA Building Operations and Maintenance
  • Evaluation of the MHA’s Programs (e.g. auditing services)
  • Resident Training Programs
  • Property Cleaning/Debris Removal
  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Roofing
  • General Construction, Repairs and Maintenance
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical Repairs
  • Heating/Air Conditioning
  • Painting
  • Floor Coverings
  • Concrete Repairs/Paving

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