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City of Tyler Housing Agency

900 West Gentry Parkway
Tyler, Smith County, Texas 75702

City of Tyler Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs.

City of Tyler Housing Agency serves Smith County, Alba, Mineola and Palestine.

City of Tyler Housing Agency only serves the areas of Bullard and Troup that are within Smith County. 

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Smith County Area, Texas Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Tyler Housing Agency 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 Tyler Housing Agency Website: https://www.cityoftyler.org/government/departments/neighborhood-services.

City of Tyler Housing Agency Phone: (903) 531-1303.

Closed: Smith County Area, Texas Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Tyler Housing Agency (CTHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis for one day only, on December 30th, 2019. This marks the third time that the CTHA has opened a Housing Choice Voucher waiting list since 2009.

According to the CTHA, applications were only being accepted for, "applicants who live or work in Smith County."

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

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Currently live and/or work in Smith County
  • Applicant, spouse or cohead 62 years or older and/or disabled
  • Veteran who has been honorably discharged

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

For more information, visit the CTHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Tyler, Texas website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Smith County, and the Cities of Alba, Mineola, and Palestine, Texas.

Last Updated on 06/28/2020.

About City of Tyler Housing Agency

More information about City of Tyler Housing Agency can be found on its website at https://www.cityoftyler.org/government/departments/neighborhood-services.

Representatives of City of Tyler Housing Agency may be available by phone at (903) 531-1303. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/11/2020, it is not known if City of Tyler Housing Agency 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 Tyler Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Tyler Housing Agency manages 975 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 909 11 7 20 28
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $630 $620 $304 $1,098 $534
Monthly Cost $573,098 $6,820 $2,129 $21,957 $14,963

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Tyler Housing Agency

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 4% having issued approximately 254 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,746 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

53% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Tyler Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Tyler Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $375 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $663. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.



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.