Lancaster Housing Authority

Lancaster, Dallas County, TX

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, Lancaster Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 41 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Lancaster Housing Authority 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 (, 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 Lancaster Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/25/12 Plan
2011 7/14/11 Plan
2010 7/21/10 Plan
2009 9/29/09 Plan
2008 8/5/08 Plan
2007 8/9/07 Plan
2006 8/10/06 Plan
2005 8/23/05 Plan
2004 8/24/04 Plan
2003 4/19/03 Plan
2002 11/14/02 Plan
2001 8/9/01 Plan
2000 9/15/00 Plan