City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program

Pasadena , Harris County , TX

Waiting List Status: Closed

The Pasadena Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is closed.  It has been closed since October 2011 when several thousand persons applied.  Several thousand persons applied.  They received 1,100 section 8 applications on just one day during the open waiting list period.  With only just over 1,000 voucher to administer, the waiting list may remain closed for a while.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,108 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program is among the 14% of Texas housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2005 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 City of Pasadena Housing Assistance Program.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/28/10 Plan
2007 8/17/07 Plan
2006 8/30/06 Plan
2003 9/10/03 Plan
2002 10/1/02 Plan
2001 6/11/01 Plan
2000 8/28/01 Plan

1,108

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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