City of Amarillo Community Development Department

808 South Buchanan Street
Amarillo, Potter County, Texas 79101

City of Amarillo Community Development Department is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

City of Amarillo Community Development Department offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Amarillo.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Amarillo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Amarillo Community Development Department Waiting Lists

Closed: Amarillo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Amarillo Community Development Department (CACDD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The CACDD last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 24, 2022, until February 7, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residency within the Amarillo city limits
  • Homelessness
  • Families with children under the age of 18

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CACDD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CACDD public notice on January 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Amarillo, Texas.

Last Updated on 02/07/2022.

About City of Amarillo Community Development Department

More information about City of Amarillo Community Development Department can be found on its website at https://comdev.amarillo.gov/.

Representatives of City of Amarillo Community Development Department may be available by phone at (806) 378-4203. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/06/2022, it is not known if City of Amarillo Community Development Department 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 City of Amarillo Community Development Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Amarillo Community Development Department manages 1,211 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 951 6 27 2 29 95 101
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $638 $547 $855 $305 $1,134 $437 $436
Monthly Cost $606,645 $3,282 $23,077 $610 $32,878 $41,544 $44,053

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Amarillo Community Development Department

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 26% having issued approximately 49 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 50 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 $11,160 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% 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 58% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

59% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Amarillo Community Development Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 City of Amarillo Community Development Department voucher holders in 2016 was $292 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $690. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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.