Housing Authority of Edgewood
108 Cedar Street
Edgewood, Van Zandt County, TX


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Edgewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Edgewood Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open and accepting applications.  According to a post on the Texas Housing Association's website dated 11/18/2014, the waiting list is short and "moving fast".

You must apply in person at the housing authority office Monday through Friday from 9AM to 1PM.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Edgewood administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 50 affordable rental units. It also administers 34 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Edgewood is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Edgewood between Public Housing Units (60%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (40%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Housing Authority of Edgewood has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Texas.

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, Housing Authority of Edgewood scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 73 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Housing Authority of Edgewood 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 Housing Authority of Edgewood.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/20/10 Plan
2008 9/4/08 Plan
2007 10/15/07 Plan
2006 8/10/06 Plan
2005 8/26/05 Plan
2004 9/17/04 Plan
2003 9/17/04 Plan
2002 11/14/02 Plan
2001 11/2/01 Plan
2000 11/15/00 Plan