Abilene Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Abilene, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Section 8 HCV Money Follows the Person (MFP), and Public Housing Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs. As of September 17th, 2019, Abilene Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Multi-County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Abilene Housing Authority serves Brown County, Callahan County, Coleman County, Comanche County, Eastland County, Fisher County, Haskell County, Jones County, Kent County, Knox County, McCulloch County, Mitchell County, Nolan County, Runnels County, Scurry County, Shackelford County, Stephens County, Stonewall County, Taylor County and Throckmorton County.
|Multi-County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Abilene Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.
To apply:, complete the online application here.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled.
For more information, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (325) 676-6385.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (325) 676-6385.
Last Updated on 07/16/2019.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Abilene Housing Authority (AHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2017, until further notice.
Please note: The AHA Public Housing program offers 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom units.
To apply, complete the online application here.
This waiting list has the following preferences:
It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.
As of June 2017, the approximate wait by bedroom size: "1 bedroom 24-36 months; 2 bedroom 24-36 months; 3 & 4 bedroom 12-24 months."
For more information, visit the AHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (325) 676-6385 or by mail to Abilene Housing Authority, 1149 ES 11th Street, Abilene, TX 79602.
Last Updated on 07/16/2019.
More information about Abilene Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.abileneha.org/. Representatives of Abilene Housing Authority may be available by phone at (325) 676-6385. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of 09/17/2019, it is not known if Abilene Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Abilene Housing Authority manages 1,561 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$461||$331||$886||$373|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 33% having issued approximately 49 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,200 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
43% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.
56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Abilene Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Abilene Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $530. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.
1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.