Beaumont Housing Authority
1890 Laurel Avenue
Beaumont, Jefferson County, TX


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Opening Soon

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Beaumont Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2016.

The Beaumont Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from August 8, 2016 until August 12, 2016. It was last open for two weeks in January 2015.

Beaumont, TX is about 85 miles northeast of Houston, TX.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online pre-application that will be available on the BHA website. An email address is required to apply.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, one at a local library, or one at the BHA Central Office lobby, located at 1890 Laurel Ave, Beaumont, TX 77701.

No more information has been provided about this opening. We have left a message for the BHA, and will update our page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the BHA public notice, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (409) 951-7200.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Beaumont Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 13 projects which contain 584 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,067 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Beaumont Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Beaumont Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Beaumont Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Texas.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Beaumont Housing Authority scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 95 in 2004 and a low score of 73 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Beaumont Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Texas housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Beaumont Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/27/10 Plan
2005 12/15/05 Plan
2004 10/28/04 Plan
2002 2/7/03 Plan
2001 6/14/01 Plan
2000 10/17/00 Plan