Housing Authority of Grayson County

1708 W. Houston Street
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas 75092
(903) 892-8717

Open today from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Housing Authority of Grayson County is a Public Housing Agency in Sherman, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Housing Authority of Grayson County serves Grayson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of Grayson County Waiting Lists

Closed: Grayson County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Grayson County (HAGC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in May 2018; and before that in June 2017, and for three days in May 2016, for three days in August 2015, and for three days in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application on the HAGC website. No mailed, emailed or faxed applications were available or accepted.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been hand delivered to the HAGC during the opening period.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the GCHA website, or call the office at (903) 892-8717.

Last Updated on 05/15/2018.

About Housing Authority of Grayson County

More information about Housing Authority of Grayson County can be found on its website at http://www.gcha.net/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/15/2018, Housing Authority of Grayson County is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of Grayson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Grayson County manages 302 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 300 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $413 $1,300
Monthly Cost $123,906 $2,599

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Grayson County

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 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $14,072 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 41% 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.

31% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Grayson County Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 92% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Grayson County voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $480. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $81.



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.