City of Tyler Housing Agency

900 West Gentry Parkway
Tyler, Smith County, Texas 75702

City of Tyler Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Tyler, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Tyler Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Tyler Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: City of Tyler Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Tyler Texas Neighborhood Services opened its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is closed.  It last opened from December 15, 2014 to December 30, 2014.  Prior to then, the last time the waiting list was open was in June 2009.


According to the housing authority's public notice about the waiting list opening found here, the application is only open to those who "live or work in Smith County, Texas".


It was an online only application and it was the first time the housing authority accepted applications online.


There was a waiting list preference for those applicants who are 62 or older or disabled.


It was a random lottery and 500 persons who applied during the open period were selected to be added to the waiting list through a random lottery.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About City of Tyler Housing Agency

More information about City of Tyler Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.cityoftyler.org/Departments/NeighborhoodServices.aspx. Representatives of City of Tyler Housing Agency may be available by phone at (903) 531-1303. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/23/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, City of Tyler Housing Agency manages 953 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 888 11 10 15 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $615 $539 $234 $1,032 $493
Monthly Cost $546,049 $5,934 $2,343 $15,476 $14,285

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.