Hidalgo Housing Authority

704 E Texano Dr
Hidalgo, Hidalgo County, Texas 78557

Hidalgo Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hidalgo, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of February 24th, 2020, Hidalgo Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Hidalgo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Hidalgo Housing Authority serves Hidalgo.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hidalgo, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Hidalgo Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Hidalgo, 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

The Hidalgo Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Hidalgo, TX is located about 245 miles south of San Antonio, TX.

To apply, complete an application at the HHA office, located at 900 S Bridge St, Hidalgo, TX 78557.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 HHA office at (956) 843-8561.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956)843-8561.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/28/2016.

About Hidalgo Housing Authority

Representatives of Hidalgo Housing Authority may be available by phone at (956) 843-8561. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/24/2020, it is not known if Hidalgo 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 Hidalgo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hidalgo Housing Authority manages 47 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Vouchers 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $427
Monthly Cost $20,088

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hidalgo 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 17% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 years and 8 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 3.3 persons and has a household income of $11,044 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 60% 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 40% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

66% of households included children, 26% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hidalgo Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 5% include at least one person with a disability. 3% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% 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, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Hidalgo Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $433. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.

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.