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Alamo Housing Authority

309 N. 9th St.
Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas 78516

Alamo Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 16th, 2021, Alamo Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Alamo Housing Authority serves Alamo.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Near Elderly and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Soon

Open Alamo Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Alamo Housing Authority Phone: (956) 787-2352.

Open Soon: Near Elderly and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Alamo Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Near Elderly and Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is opening soon. Applications will be accepted for one day only on June 16, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm CT.

Please note: According to the AHA public notice, "Only, 55+ and/or disabled income eligible households, are encouraged to apply."

To apply during the opening period, in person applications are accepted at the AHA, located at 309 N. 9th Street, Alamo, Texas from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, contact the AHA.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA public notice on June 15, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alamo, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956) 787-2352.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/15/2021.

About Alamo Housing Authority

Representatives of Alamo Housing Authority may be available by phone at (956) 787-2352. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/16/2021, it is not known if Alamo 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.

About the Alamo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Alamo Housing Authority manages 106 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 102 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $389 $369
Monthly Cost $39,686 $1,476

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Alamo Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.1 persons and has a household income of $13,583 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

66% of households included children, 15% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Alamo Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 12% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Alamo Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $473. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Alamo Housing Authority

Macario Villarreal Estates

824 N 8th St
Alamo, Texas