Hidalgo County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Weslaco, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Hidalgo County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Hidalgo County Housing Authority serves Hidalgo County.
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
|Hidalgo County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
As of June 2017, the Hidalgo Housing Authority (HHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.
To apply: Download and print the online application here.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the HHA office located at 1800 Texas Blvd N, Weslaco, TX 78596, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday; and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
There are no preferences.
It is not known how applicants are placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (956) 968-8669.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956) 969- 5865 Ext 0.
Last Updated on 06/30/2017.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Hidalgo County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from August, 2016 until April, 2018; and before that in June, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Please note: This waiting list has a preference. This means that applicants who qualify for this preference will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of this preference, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application on the first and second Wednesday of each month at the HCHA office.
Once the application has been completed, it must have been hand delivered on the first and second Wednesday of each month to the HCHA office.
This waiting list has the following preference: Veterans
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was 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, visit the HCHA website, or call the office at (956) 969-5865.
Last Updated on 11/30/2018.
More information about Hidalgo County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://hidalgocha.org/. Representatives of Hidalgo County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (956) 969-5866. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of 08/18/2019, it is not known if Hidalgo County 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.
As of the most recent VMS report, Hidalgo County Housing Authority manages 763 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$397||$840|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 25% having issued approximately 29 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 8 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $11,810 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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.
10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.
68% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% 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 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Hidalgo County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Hidalgo County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $549. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $102.
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.