City of Pasadena Housing Department

Pasadena, Harris County, TX

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Pasadena Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015

The City of Pasadena Housing Department (CPHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in October 2014, and prior to that in October 2011.There is no notice of when it will reopen. 

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

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

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

City of Pasadena Housing Department is among the 15% 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 (, 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 Department scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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 Department 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 City of Pasadena Housing Department.

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