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Dothan Housing

Dothan, Alabama

You Are Our Why

Established in 1942, Dothan Housing (DH) is an independent quasi-governmental public corporation funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). DH is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of the City of Dothan. It is managed by a President & CEO. DH is not a City of Dothan Agency or Department.

DH has been a Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion Agency under the Landlord Incentives Cohort#3 since 2022. DH was granted flexibility and authority to develop policies in accordance with MTW for Expansion Agencies Operations Notice (Federal Register/ Vol. 85, NO. 168) FR/5994-N-05 outside the limitations of specific HUD regulations and provisions.

DH provides affordable housing opportunities in the City of Dothan, Houston County, and the surrounding Wiregrass Metro Area (WMA) counties of Henry, Dale, Geneva, & Coffee. DH develops and redevelops affordable housing through its nonprofit instrumentality, Our Community, Inc. (OCI), and other public-private partnerships.

DH offers workforce housing and administers affordable housing programs to assist low and moderate-income (LMI) individuals, families, the elderly, veterans, people with disabilities, by providing rental housing units in either the public housing or private housing markets through the following:

  • Public Housing
  • Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs), formerly known as “Section 8”

DH offers a variety of resident services programs through its nonprofit instrumentality, Building Opportunities toward Self-Sufficiency, Inc. (BOSS), such as:

  • Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)
  • HCV Homeownership
  • R.I.S.E. Workforce Development
  • Housing Counseling, including Ready to Rent (R2R) Education

Mission Statement:Dothan Housing is dedicated to developing and strengthening affordable housing opportunities that embrace best practices in a high-value organizational culture.

Vision Statement:Dothan Housing is committed to providing affordable housing services by implementing 21st Century technological approaches as a housing authority of the future.

Slogan:You Are Our Why

Map showing the location of Dothan in Alabama

Serving the City of
Dothan, Alabama
and Houston, Henry, Dale,
Coffee, and Geneva Counties