Housing Authority of Grayson County
1708 W. Houston Street
Sherman, Grayson County, TX

903-892-8717 http://www.gcha.net/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Grayson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 18th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of Grayson County (HAGC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in May 2016; and prior to that for three days in August 2015, and for three days in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HAGC office.
  2. Download and print the application on the HAGC website.
Once the application has been completed, it must have been hand delivered to the HAGC.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, handicapped, disabled, working for six months or more.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of application submission, after sorting preferences.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 GCHA website, or call the office at (903) 892-8717.

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 Housing Authority of Grayson County administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 353 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Grayson County is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Grayson County 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, Housing Authority of Grayson County scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 85 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Housing Authority of Grayson County 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 Grayson County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 5/27/08 Plan
2007 5/23/07 Plan
2006 6/22/06 Plan
2005 7/15/05 Plan
2004 5/17/04 Plan
2003 5/17/04 Plan
2002 7/10/02 Plan
2001 6/5/01 Plan
2000 6/29/00 Plan