Pharr Housing Authority

Pharr, Hidalgo County, TX

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8

Public Housing Projects

235

Public Housing Units

828

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Pharr Housing Authority

Pharr, Hidalgo County, TX

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Pharr Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 235 affordable rental units. It also administers 828 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Pharr Housing Authority 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Pharr Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Texas, Pharr Housing Authority has a smaller 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, Pharr Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 73 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Pharr 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Pharr Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 71. The scores for properties managed by Pharr Housing Authority range from a high of 81 to a low of 66.

The highest scoring property in the Pharr Housing Authority portfolio is Sunset Terrace and the lowest scoring property is Las Canteras Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Pharr Housing Authority have 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. Pharr Housing Authority owns and manages 235 public housing units in 8 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Pharr Housing Authority is $235.00 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)