Baytown Housing Authority

1805 Cedar Bayou Road
Baytown, Harris County, Texas 77520
(281) 427-6686

Baytown Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Baytown, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of July 22nd, 2019, Baytown Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached.

Baytown Housing Authority serves Baytown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Application Limit
Baytown, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Baytown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Application Limit: 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

  1. Complete the application in person at 1805 Cedar Bayou Road, Baytown, TX 77520. 
  2. Check if you qualify for the following preferences: Preferences Unconfirmed
  3. Check your status on the waiting list.

Waiting List Details

The Baytown Housing Authority (BHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4-Bedroom units is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until 300 applications have been submitted.

Baytown, TX is about 25 miles east of Houston, TX.

To apply, visit the BHA office, located at 1805 Cedar Bayou Road, Baytown, TX 77520; from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm; Monday-Thursday.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (281) 427-6686.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/28/2019.

Other Baytown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Baytown, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Baytown Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in October, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Baytown, TX is about 25 miles east of Houston, TX.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit an application in person at the J.D. Walker Community Center.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BHA website.

Last Updated on 05/28/2019.

About Baytown Housing Authority

More information about Baytown Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.baytownhousing.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/22/2019, it is not known if Baytown 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 Baytown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Baytown Housing Authority manages 667 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
Vouchers 640 14 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $842 $691 $671
Monthly Cost $538,675 $9,674 $8,726

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Baytown 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 8% having issued approximately 85 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,506 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

59% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 74% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Baytown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Baytown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $346 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $824. 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.


Public Housing Operated by Baytown Housing Authority

Dezavala and Archia Courts

1 Atlantic St
Baytown, TX
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