Housing Authority of Temple

Temple, Bell County, TX

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Temple administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 326 affordable rental units. It also administers 60 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Temple is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Temple between Public Housing Units (84%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (16%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Housing Authority of Temple 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Temple manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 95. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Temple range from a high of 98 to a low of 89.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Temple portfolio is Al/rat/ Wb Eld and the lowest scoring property is Frances Graham Hall.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Temple have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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 Temple.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/12/10 Plan
2008 8/22/08 Plan
2007 8/30/07 Plan
2006 8/10/06 Plan
2005 8/23/05 Plan
2004 11/9/04 Plan
2002 8/13/02 Plan
2001 9/27/01 Plan
2000 10/20/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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