Housing Authority of Lubbock

1708 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX

There is one waiting list open now offered by Housing Authority of Lubbock.

Housing Authority of Lubbock Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
2-Bedroom Public Housing Open Now
Housing Authority of Lubbock Senior Public Housing Closed

Housing Authority of Lubbock offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) and Mainstream Voucher programs in Lubbock.

Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Now: 2-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Lubbock Housing Authority (LHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2-Bedroom apartments is currently open.

The LHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from January 23, 2023 at 7:00 am, until February 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm CT.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

Please note: The LHA public notice states, "If you do not have access to a computer, you may go to local libraries near you or use one at our main office 1708 Crickets Ave. during normal business hours M-Th 7AM to 11AM".

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

This information was verified by the LHA twitter page notice on January 10, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Lubbock, 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 (806) 762-1191.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/23/2023.

Closed: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Lubbock Housing Authority (LHA) Elderly Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 1, 2021 until February 12, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA on January 25, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/01/2022.

About Housing Authority of Lubbock

Office Hours

Open today from 7:00am to 4:00pm CT.

Day Hours
Monday 7:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 7:00am-4:00pm
Friday 7:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of Lubbock Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Lubbock manages 990 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 743 12 61 5 79 90
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $607 $928 $839 $1,038 $437 $496
Monthly Cost $451,183 $11,141 $51,155 $5,189 $34,517 $44,650
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 20% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,107 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 60% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

54% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Lubbock Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Lubbock voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $684. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.

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.