Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office
2100 Circle Drive, Suite 200
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX

817-531-7654 http://www.tarrantcounty.com/ehousing/site/default.asp

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on March 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office also manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for the Housing Authority of Grapevine, and the Corsicana Housing Authority.
The Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office (TCHAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed. It was last open for seven days in February 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

In 2010, more than 13,000 people applied.

As of February 2010, households on the waiting list will receive a voucher in about three to four years.

Applicants placed on the waiting list can check their status here.

For more information, visit the TCHAO website, or call the office at (817) 531-7640.

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 Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 2,508 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office is among the 15% 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, Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Texas is 74.11.

Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office 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 Tarrant County Housing Assistance Office.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/25/12 Plan
2011 7/26/11 Plan
2010 7/22/10 Plan
2009 7/22/09 Plan
2008 8/8/08 Plan
2007 8/9/07 Plan
2006 4/10/06 Plan
2005 11/25/05 Plan
2004 10/6/04 Plan
2003 9/23/03 Plan
2002 10/17/02 Plan
2001 8/16/01 Plan