Housing Authority of Cameron

704 W 6th Street
Cameron, Milam County, Texas 76520
(254) 697-6523

Housing Authority of Cameron is a public housing agency in Cameron, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 20th, 2019, Housing Authority of Cameron has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Cameron Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Cameron serves Cameron.

Waiting List Statuses
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Cameron Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Housing Authority of Cameron Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Cameron Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Cameron Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Cameron, TX is about 70 miles northeast of Austin, TX.

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.

To apply, download and print the application here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Hand delivered to the CHA office, located at 704 West 6th St., Cameron, Texas 76520, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Mailed to:

Cameron Housing Authority

PO Box 549

Cameron, TX 76520

Copies of the following documents are required when submitting the application: Social Security Card for all household members, picture ID for all adult household members, birth certificate for household members under 18.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, veteran.

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

The current wait time to receive a voucher is approximately two years.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 CHA website, or call the office at (254) 697-6523.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2546976523.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

About Housing Authority of Cameron

More information about Housing Authority of Cameron can be found on its website at http://www.ctxhousing.com.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Cameron 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 Housing Authority of Cameron Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Cameron manages 93 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

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Vouchers 93
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $346
Monthly Cost $32,167

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Cameron

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 14% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $10,580 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 75% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 58% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Cameron Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 32% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 59% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Housing Authority of Cameron voucher holders in 2016 was $251 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $392. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $85.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of Cameron

North Village

1406 N Crockett Ave
Cameron, TX
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