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Housing Authority of Edgewood

202 N Houston St
Edgewood, Van Zandt County, Texas 75117

Housing Authority of Edgewood is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 12th, 2020, Housing Authority of Edgewood has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Edgewood, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Edgewood serves Van Zandt County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Edgewood, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Edgewood Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Edgewood Phone: (903) 896-4655.

Open Until Further Notice: Edgewood, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Edgewood (HAE) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, visit the HAE office, located at 202 N Houston St, Edgewood, TX 75117, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

As of February, 2020, the estimated wait time for this waiting list is 18 months.

For more information, contact the HAE.

Sources: This information was verified by the Texas Housing Association website, as of March 12, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (903)896-4655.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/07/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Edgewood (HAE) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February 2020, until further notice.

Please note: The estimated wait times for this waiting list are as follows:

  • 1 bedroom Public Housing: 3 to 4 months
  • 2 Bedroom Public Housing: 3 to 5 months
  • 3 bedroom Public Housing: Available now

To apply during the opening period, visit the HAE office, located at 202 N Houston St, Edgewood, TX 75117, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, contact the HAE.

Sources: This information was verified by the Texas Housing Association website, as of March 12, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Edgewood, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (903)896-4655.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/12/2020.

About Housing Authority of Edgewood

Representatives of Housing Authority of Edgewood may be available by phone at (903) 896-4655. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/12/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Edgewood 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 Edgewood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Edgewood manages 31 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, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 29 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $267 $1,171
Monthly Cost $7,747 $2,341

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Edgewood

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 33% having issued approximately 1 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 3 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 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,288 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

47% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

30% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Edgewood Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 29% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Edgewood voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $478. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



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.