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Gainesville Housing Authority
Gainesville Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Gainesville, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of April 5th, 2020, Gainesville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Cooke County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Gainesville Housing Authority serves Cooke County.
Waiting List Statuses
|Cooke County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Gainesville Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Gainesville Housing Authority Phone: (940) 665-1747.
Open Until Further Notice:
Cooke County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please note: The Gainesvile Housing Authority covers Cooke County, TX.
The Gainesvile Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.
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.
There are two ways to apply:
- Call the GHA at (940) 665-1747 to request an application be mailed, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
- Pick up an application at the GHA office, located at 715 E. California Street, Gainesville, TX 76240.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.
Please note: The GHA prefers applicants submit the application in person in case there is incomplete information.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Local, working, elderly, victim of domestic violence.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
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, call the GHA at (940) 665-1747.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9406651747.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/14/2017.
About Gainesville Housing Authority
Representatives of Gainesville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (940) 665-1747. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Gainesville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Gainesville Housing Authority manages 300 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 ||Ported Out |
||274 ||26 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$465 ||$983 |
||$127,433 ||$25,556 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Gainesville 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 27% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,142 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% 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.
54% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.
32% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Gainesville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Gainesville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $330 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $684. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $173.
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.
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