Garland Housing Authority
Garland Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Homeownership Voucher, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of May 17th, 2021, Garland Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Garland Housing Authority serves Garland.
Open Garland Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Garland Housing Authority Website: http://www.garlandtx.gov/gov/hk/housing/gha/default.asp.
Garland Housing Authority Phone: (972) 205-3393.
Garland, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Garland Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon. Applications will be accepted from June 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm, until June 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm CT, or until 5,000 applications are received.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.
There are no preferences.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.
For more information, visit the GHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the GHA public notice on April 23, 2021.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Garland, Texas.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via visiting the Garland Housing Agency office from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm CST on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The office is located at: 210 Carver, 201B, Building 3, Garland, TX 75040.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 04/23/2021.
About Garland Housing Authority
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About the Garland Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Garland Housing Authority manages 1,319 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, 2020:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Ported Out |
||1,297 ||14 ||8 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$807 ||$678 ||$1,275 |
||$1,047,120 ||$9,490 ||$10,196 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Garland 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 247 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 79 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $15,090 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% 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 59% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
52% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.
88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 76% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Garland Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Garland Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $431 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $683. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $176.
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.