Public Housing

Public Housing was established to provide safe, decent and affordable rental housing for eligible low to moderate-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, scattered from single family houses to high rise apartments. There are approximately 1.3 million households living in public housing units, managed by 3,300 Housing Authorities nationwide. For more information on public housing please visit HUD’s website at www.HUD.gov.

How to Qualify?

You must meet certain income limits to qualify for public housing.  You must also comply with HUD rules and regulations. The first step is to complete and submit an application along with all applicable supporting documentation to the public housing development or developments you desire.  You can pick up a printed application from one of our development offices or complete your application online by clicking on the link provided below.  Once received, your application will be reviewed to determine whether all of the required information has been provided.  If you are deemed eligible you will be placed on a Waiting List based on the time and date of your application.  Keep in mind that each development has a separate Waiting List and therefore you may be housed more expeditiously if you’re on multiple lists.

THA's Online Public Housing Application

Pay Your Rent Online

The Tuscaloosa Housing Authority in conjunction with HousingManager.com is pleased to announce the launch of its online rent payment system. Our goal is to help you find better ways to manage your account.

To get started paying your rent online, you will need your TENANT #

Please go to https://tuscaloosahousing.housingmanager.com/ or click the link below.

  1. Enter your Tenant Number and your Last Name
  2. You will be prompted to create a user name and password
  3. Once complete, you can you can now pay your rent online using a checking account or credit card 24 hours a day.

The Authority will continue to offer payments to be mailed through its lockbox service with Regions Bank.

THA's Online Rent Payment

THA’s Public Housing Neighborhoods

Our mission is to provide qualifying Tuscaloosa residents with the very highest quality of safe, decent and affordable housing. THA currently manages 695 public housing apartments at five locations throughout the city. Our apartments range in size from efficiency units to 5 bedroom apartments and are designed to meet the needs of single individuals, families, and the elderly and disabled.  Below is a list of our public housing neighborhoods:

THA’s Revitalized Neighborhoods (McKenzie, Rosedale, and Jackson Apartments)

We’re always actively seeking opportunities to improve our housing portfolio.  The revitalization of McKenzie , Rosedale, Rosedale III (Elderly), and Jackson Apartments are shining examples of what can be accomplished through collaborative public and private partnerships.  McKenzie, Rosedale, and Jackson Apartments are mixed-financed developments which include public housing units as well as Section 8 units and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) units.  The properties are currently managed by Hollyhand Companies, Inc.