Elgin Housing Authority

515 Old McDade Road
Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas 78621
(512) 281-2772

Elgin Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Elgin, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Elgin Housing Authority serves Elgin.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Elgin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Elgin Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Elgin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Elgin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.  The housing authority confirmed this in a post on the Texas Housing Association website on 8/19/2014.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Elgin Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Elgin Housing Authority 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 Elgin Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Elgin Housing Authority manages 39 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 35 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $709 $1,009
Monthly Cost $24,801 $4,036

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Elgin 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 5% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $15,744 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

58% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 94% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Elgin Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% 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. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

8% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Elgin Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,431. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Elgin Housing Authority

Village East

515 Old McDade Rd
Elgin, TX
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