City of Tyler Housing Agency

Tyler, Smith County, TX


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The City of Tyler Texas Neighborhood Services opened its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list on December 15, 2014 at 8AM CST and it will remain open until December 30, 2014 at 5PM CST.

This is the first time since June 30, 2009 that the Tyler waiting list has been open.

According to the housing authority's public notice about the waiting list opening found here, the application is only open to those who "live or work in Smith County, Texas".

This is an ONLINE ONLY application and it's the first time the housing authority has taken Section 8 applications online.

There is a waiting list preference for those applicants who are 62 or older or disabled.

There will be a random lottery conducted to choose 500 applicants that apply during the open period to be added to the waiting list.  Anyone who applies during the open period has an equal chance of being selected for the waiting list.  Applications are not time sensitive and this is not first come, first served.  Anyone who applies during the open period has an equal chance of being and selected and ranked.

During the first week of the opening (12/15-12/19), several local organizations will make computers available for use for anyone who needs one to apply.  Staff and volunteers will be present at those locations to assist anyone in need of assistance.

The status of all applicants will be posted and available at the waiting list application website shortly after the closing date.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Tyler Housing Agency administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 935 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

City of Tyler Housing Agency 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 (, 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 Tyler Housing Agency scored an average of 92 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 74 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

City of Tyler Housing Agency 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 Tyler Housing Agency.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 8/5/11 Plan
2010 8/18/10 Plan
2009 8/31/09 Plan
2008 8/13/08 Plan
2007 8/9/07 Plan
2006 2/8/07 Plan
2005 12/20/06 Plan
2004 11/4/04 Plan
2003 11/4/04 Plan
2002 5/21/03 Plan
2001 12/6/01 Plan
2000 10/5/00 Plan


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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