Hill County Housing Authority
216 Covington Street
Hillsboro, Hill County, TX

254-752-0324 http://www.wacopha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Hill County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on February 9th, 2016

Please note: The Hill County Housing Authority is a part of the Waco Housing Authority & Affiliates.


The Hill County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, until February 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm CT.

To apply, complete the online pre-application here. Click "Hill County Section 8" in the drop down menu on the top of the page.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.

There are no preferences.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 its policy on how to update pre-application information.

Applicants placed on the waiting list can call 1 (855) 752-0893 to find out their waiting list status.


For more information, visit the Waco Housing Authority & Affiliates (WHAA) website, or call the WHAA office at (254) 752-0324.

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, Hill County Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2004 and a low score of 70 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Hill County 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 (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 Hill County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2005 5/20/05 Plan
2004 5/17/04 Plan
2003 5/17/04 Plan
2002 5/28/02 Plan
2001 11/2/01 Plan
2000 11/6/00 Plan