Longview Housing Authority

Longview, Gregg County, TX

Waiting List Status: Open

The Longview Housing Authority has opened its ONLINE Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List as of August 18th, 2014 at 8:00am and will accept online applications until August 29th, 2014 at 4:59pm.

The online application will be available here when the application period begins.

The Longview Housing Authority will open their waiting list for Section 8 / Housing Choice Vouchers in person on Friday, September 5th, 2014 and Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 8:00am - 12:00pm each day. The Housing Authority will not accept applications outside of the allotted times. 

During the in person opening times, you may apply at the Broughton Recreation Center at 801 Martin Luther King Blvd., in Longview. 

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Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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Longview Housing Authority

Longview, Gregg County, TX

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Longview Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 871 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Longview Housing Authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Longview Housing Authority is among the 14% 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, Longview Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 78 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Longview 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 (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 Longview Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
7/25/12 Plan
7/26/11 Plan
7/26/10 Plan
8/3/09 Plan
9/4/08 Plan
8/7/07 Plan
9/13/06 Plan
9/23/05 Plan
9/10/02 Plan
8/21/01 Plan
9/15/00 Plan