City of Amarillo Community Development Department
City of Amarillo Community Development Department is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 30th, 2020, City of Amarillo Community Development Department has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Amarillo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on September 11th, 2020.
City of Amarillo Community Development Department serves Amarillo.
Waiting List Statuses
|Amarillo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher
Open City of Amarillo Community Development Department Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
City of Amarillo Community Development Department Website: http://comdev.amarillo.gov/.
City of Amarillo Community Development Department Phone: (806) 378-4203.
Amarillo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The City of Amarillo Community Development Department (CACDD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from September 7, 2020 at 9:00 am, until September 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm CT.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.
The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:
- 1 person - $ 23,850 | 5 persons - $36,800
- 2 persons - $27,250 | 6 persons - $39,500
- 3 persons - $30,650 | 7 persons - $42,250
- 4 persons - $34,050 | 8 persons - $44,950
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
Selected applicants will be 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 Bull Amarillo public notice, as of September 10, 2020.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Amarillo Community Development Department (806) 378-3098 during normal business hours.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 09/10/2020.
About City of Amarillo Community Development Department
More information about City of Amarillo Community Development Department can be found on its website at http://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.
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 1,222 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, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||966 ||7 ||33 ||2 ||29 ||80 ||105 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$634 ||$639 ||$748 ||$312 ||$951 ||$435 ||$408 |
||$612,018 ||$4,474 ||$24,682 ||$624 ||$27,585 ||$34,836 ||$42,868 |
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.
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.