Housing Authority of Jefferson
Housing Authority of Jefferson is a Public Housing Agency in Jefferson, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of Jefferson has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Housing Authority of Jefferson Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Jefferson serves Marion County.
Waiting List Statuses
|Housing Authority of Jefferson Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Housing Authority of Jefferson Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Housing Authority of Jefferson Phone: (903) 665-2671.
Open Until Further Notice:
Housing Authority of Jefferson 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of Jefferson Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open and accepting applications. According to a post on the Texas Housing Association's website, the vouchers must be used in Marion County.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 9036652671.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/27/2018.
About Housing Authority of Jefferson
Representatives of Housing Authority of Jefferson may be available by phone at (903) 665-2671. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of Jefferson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Jefferson manages 12 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 |
||11 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$267 ||$462 |
||$2,934 ||$462 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Jefferson
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 0 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 4 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $12,032 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% 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 87% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 27% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 47% 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.
19% of households included children, -1% of which had two adults in the household. 13% of households with children have a female head of household. 40% of all households were headed by a female.
67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Jefferson Housing Choice Voucher program, 50% include at least one person with a disability. 88% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
60% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 7% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Jefferson voucher holders in 2016 was $291 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $376. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $75.
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.