Housing Authority of Odessa

124 E 2ND Street
Odessa, Ector County, Texas 79761

Housing Authority of Odessa is a Public Housing Agency in Odessa, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of Odessa serves Odessa.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Odessa, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Unknown

Other Housing Authority of Odessa Waiting Lists

Closed: Odessa, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Odessa (HAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open every Friday for five weeks from June until July, 2019; and before that in 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the Housing Authority of Odessa office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Dislocated by natural disaster, Domestic violence and Veterans.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, contact the Housing Authority of Odessa.

Last Updated on 07/26/2019.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 06/21/2019.

About Housing Authority of Odessa

More information about Housing Authority of Odessa can be found on its website at http://odessaha.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Odessa may be available by phone at (432) 333-1088. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/18/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Odessa 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 Odessa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Odessa manages 854 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 809 3 21 9 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $780 $694 $344 $732 $743
Monthly Cost $631,328 $2,083 $7,220 $6,591 $8,916

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Odessa

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 12% having issued approximately 61 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,148 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

49% of households included children, 0% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Odessa Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Odessa voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $855. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $157.



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 Odessa

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