About City of Pasadena Housing Department

The City of Pasadena Housing Department is a Section 8 public housing agency in Pasadena, Texas.

The City of Pasadena Housing Department serves Pasadena.

City of Pasadena Housing Department Waiting Lists

City of Pasadena Housing Office Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The City of Pasadena Housing Office (CPHO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in April 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Pasadena, TX is about 10 miles southeast of Houston, TX.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran, live/work in Pasadena, TX. Further explanation of each preference can be found on the public notice here.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the CPHO website, or call the office at (713) 475-5544.

Last Updated on 04/21/2016.


About the City of Pasadena Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the City of Pasadena Housing Department manages 1,053 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,040 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $568 $935
Monthly Cost $590,253 $5,609

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Pasadena Housing 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 14% having issued approximately 76 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 45 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,933 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Pasadena Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Pasadena Housing Department voucher holders in 2016 was $297 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $635. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $88.



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.


Affordable Apartments near City of Pasadena Housing Department

2627 Cherrybrook Ln
Evangeline Booth Garden is a 63 unit low income housing apartment community in Pasadena.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2122 East Sam Houston Parkway
Primrose at Pasadena Apartments is a 248 unit low income housing apartment community in Pasadena.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pasadena.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
3600 Pansy St
Vista Villa Apartments is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Pasadena.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities