About Eagle Pass Housing Authority

The Eagle Pass Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Eagle Pass, Texas.

The Eagle Pass Housing Authority serves Eagle Pass.


About the Eagle Pass Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Eagle Pass Housing Authority manages 390 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 390
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $407
Monthly Cost $158,648

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Eagle Pass Housing Authority

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 6% having issued approximately 66 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,505 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 71% 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, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 48% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Eagle Pass Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Eagle Pass Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $477. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $136.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Eagle Pass Housing Authority

305 Church St
Loma De La Cruz is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
1700 2nd St
Mundo Nuevo is a 93 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
2095 E Main St
El Centenario is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
1431 Buckley Ave
Mabe Terrace Barrera Hghts Chemita Oyer is a 133 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
2121A Epting Cir
Los Angeles is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
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Affordable Apartments near Eagle Pass Housing Authority

2211 Del Rio Blvd
Las Palmas Villa is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2640 Chapote Loop
Legacy Villas is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Eagle Pass.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
3477 Bob Rogers Dr
The Residence at Eagle Pass is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Eagle Pass.

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