Hidalgo County, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2016.

The Hidalgo County Housing Authority (HCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on August 3, 2016 at 8:00 am CT, and will remain open indefinitely. It was last open in June 2015.

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, pick up an application on the first and second Wednesday of each month at the HCHA office, located at 1800 N. Texas Blvd., Weslaco, TX 78596, from 8:00 am until 11:30 am.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered on the first and second Wednesday of each month to the HCHA office, at the address and hours above.

The following documentation is required when submitting the application: Social Security Card of all household members. All adult household members must be present when submitting the application.

This waiting list has the following preference: Veterans

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Villa Sandoval-lon 99/100 10/31/2014

Hidalgo County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Texas:

Affordable Apartments near Hidalgo County Housing Authority

1601 S. Bridge Ave.
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Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project-Based Section 8
801 Greenbriar Drive
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Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
320 E Griffin Pkwy
Mission Village Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Mission.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8