Housing Authority of the City of Orange
516 Burton Avenue
Orange, Orange County, TX

409-883-5882 http://orangeha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Orange Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 3rd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. This waiting list was last open in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, the application was available online only. No paper applications were available or accepted.

Please note: The waiting list closed only 45 minutes after opening.

Qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by date and time of the application submission.

For more information, visit the HACO website, or call the HACO office at (409) 883-5882.

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 the City of Orange administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 341 affordable rental units. It also administers 841 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Orange 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Orange between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Housing Authority of the City of Orange 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 Orange scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2002 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Housing Authority of the City of Orange 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 the City of Orange.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 9/28/10 Plan
2007 10/9/07 Plan
2006 10/4/06 Plan
2005 9/21/05 Plan
2004 9/30/04 Plan
2003 9/30/04 Plan
2002 5/12/03 Plan
2001 12/11/01 Plan
2000 10/20/00 Plan