Housing Authority of the City of Killeen

Killeen, Bell County, TX

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Killeen Housing Authority in Killeen, Texas has started accepting completed applications as of August 11th, 2014.  

When applying, the Killeen Housing Authority requests that you bring income documentation, birth certificates, and Social Security cards for all members of the family. You MUST bring a completed application and all accompanying forms to be seen by the housing authority. The housing authority stresses that there will be no exceptions.

The housing authority advises applicants to plan for an extended waiting period and that, if possible, you do not bring young children to the interview.

The Killeen Housing Authority will accept applications and conduct interviews from 9am-11am and 1pm-4pm at their office at 1103 East Avenue E. We encourage you to complete the application process as soon as possible. As of August 5th, the housing authority has not specified and end date.

In a post on the Texas Housing Association website on 11/18/14, the housing authority said the wait was approximately 3 to 5 years.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Killeen administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 145 affordable rental units. It also administers 84 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Killeen 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Killeen between Public Housing Units (63%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (37%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Housing Authority of the City of Killeen 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 the City of Killeen scored an average of 92 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 79 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Housing Authority of the City of Killeen 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)

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 the City of Killeen manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 98. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Moss Rose Homes has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Housing Authority of the City of Killeen owns and manages 145 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Killeen is $252.00 compared to the state average of $330.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Texas ranges from a low of $183.00 to a high of $785.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 the City of Killeen.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/31/10 Plan
2008 10/10/08 Plan
2007 3/28/08 Plan
2006 4/19/07 Plan
2005 10/19/05 Plan
2004 8/16/04 Plan
2003 8/16/04 Plan
2002 8/22/02 Plan
2001 10/1/01 Plan
2000 10/20/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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