City of Pasadena Housing Office
1114 Davis Street
Pasadena, Harris County, TX

713-475-5544 http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us/default.aspx?name=comdev.home

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Pasadena Housing Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 21st, 2016.

The City of Pasadena Housing Office (CPHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in April 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Pasadena, TX is about 10 miles southeast of Houston, TX.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran, live/work in Pasadena, TX. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the public notice here.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, visit the CPHO website, or call the office at (713) 475-5544.


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 Office administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,108 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

City of Pasadena Housing Office 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 (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 Office 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 Office 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 Office.

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