Public Housing

HUD writes and publishes regulations to implement public housing laws enacted by Congress. HUD contracts with the Public Housing Authority (PHA) to administer programs in accordance with HUD regulations and provides an operating subsidy to the PHA. The PHA must create written policies that are consistent with HUD regulations. Among these policies is the PHA’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP). The ACOP must be approved by the board of commissioners of the PHA.

The job of The Phenix City Housing Authority (PCHA) pursuant to HUD regulations is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing, in good repair, to low-income families at an affordable rent. Our Agency screens applicants for public housing and, if they are found eligible and accepted, PCHA offers the applicant a unit. If the applicant accepts the offer, our Agency will enter into a contract with the applicant known as the lease. At this point, the applicant becomes a tenant of the public housing program.

Since PCHA owns the public housing development, our Agency is the landlord. PCHA must comply with all the legal and management responsibilities of a landlord in addition to administering the program in accordance with HUD regulations and our Agency’s policy.

PCHA receives its operating subsidy for the public housing program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. PCHA is not a federal department or agency. A Public Housing Agency (PHA) is a governmental or public body, created through state enabling legislation to develop and operate housing and housing programs for low-income families. Our Agency enters into an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with HUD to administer the public housing program. PCHA must ensure compliance with federal laws, regulations, and notices and must establish policy and procedures to clarify federal requirements and to ensure consistency in program operation.

For more information on Public Housing visit the HUD site at:

The Phenix City Housing Authority Public Housing Program consists of 4 developments, allowing you the opportunity to live in an area that suits your needs. Prior to applying, please take the time to review the number of units as each development, the local schools, and what is happening close to the property. 

Frederick Douglas Homes
400 12th Avenue
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: (334) 298-0062
Fax: (334) 298-1022
Property Manager: Raymond Cook (
Assistant Property Manager: Sandra Perry (

Additional Language to add: 272 Townhouses and Walk-up Units offering 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments.  Amenities include, on-site laundry facilities, community room, playgrounds, and a NEW Community Park.

H.L. Blake Homes
2000 20th Court
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: (334) 448-0685
Fax: (334) 448-0693
Assistant Property Manager: Sandra Perry (

Additional Language to add: 70 single-level quads for individuals 62+, offering studio or 1 bedroom apartments in a quaint setting.  Amenities include washer/dryer hookup, community room, and senior food distribution.

L.P. Stough Homes
101 10th Avenue South
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: (334) 214-5778
Fax: (334) 448-7536
Property Manager: Mitch Kilday (
Assistant Property Manager: Michele Zack (

Additional Language to add: 200 duplex homes offering 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom apartments.  Amenities include, NEW washer/dryer hookups, community room and playgrounds.

Riverview Court Apartments
200 16th Street
Phenix City, AL 36867
Phone: (334) 298-7864
Fax: (334) 298-0060
Property Manager: Sheila Clifton
Assistant Property Manager: Melissa Moffett (

Additional Language to add: 202 townhouses and walkup units offering 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom apartments.  Close to downtown and the Riverwalk, amenities include, washer hookups, on-site community room and gym and playground

Public Housing Income Limits and Calculations:

Housing Authorities use Income Limits developed by HUD to determine eligibility.

Income Limits for 2021:

  • Annual Median Income for a Family of Four in this area = $65,200
  • Extreme-Low Income= 30% of Median Annual Income = $13,700 household of 1
  • Very-Low Income= 50% of Median Annual Income= $22,850 household of 1
  • Low Income= 80% of Median Annual Income= $36,550 household of 1
Income limits 1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People 6 People 7 People 8 People
(Annual)  $36,550  $41,750  $46,950  $52,150  $56,350  $60,500  $64,700  $68,850 


  • To determine the TTP (Total Tenant Payment, or rent) the formula used is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar.
  1. 30 percent of the monthly adjusted income. (Monthly Adjusted Income is annual income less deductions allowed by the regulations- children, elderly, disabled)
  1. 10 percent of monthly income.
  1. Welfare rent, if applicable.
  1. A $25 minimum rent or higher amount (up to $50) set by the Agency.
  • Re-certifications are required once a year from move-in date. Interims are mandated when a tenant’s situation has changed (dependents, job or pay change) that could impact rent.
  • Job status is checked from an online database using tenants SSN.

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