Housing Authority of Odessa

124 E 2ND Street
Odessa, Ector County, Texas 79761
(432) 333-1088

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. As of July 18th, 2019, Housing Authority of Odessa has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Odessa, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on July 26th, 2019.

Housing Authority of Odessa serves Odessa.

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

Open Housing Authority of Odessa Waiting Lists

Open Now: Odessa, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

  1. Complete the application in person at the Housing Authority of Odessa office, located at 124 E. 2nd Street, Odessa, TX 79761, Fridays at 9:00 a.m.. 
  2. Submit your application between June 14th, 2019 and July 26th, 2019
  3. Check if you qualify for the following preferences: Displaced by Natural Disaster;  Victims of Domestic Violence;  Veterans;  Preferences Unconfirmed
  4. Check your status on the waiting list. Applications will be ordered by date and time by order of preferences.

Waiting List Details

The Housing Authority of Odessa (HAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on Friday at 9:00 a.m. CT, until until 60 applications have been submitted each Friday. This waiting list will continue to open every Friday, from June 14, 2019, until July 26, 2019. It was last open in 2018.

Please note: This waiting list is not open on July 5, 2019.

To apply, visit the Housing Authority of Odessa office, located at 124 E. 2nd Street, Odessa, TX 79761, at 9:00 a.m.

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

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, contact the Housing Authority of Odessa.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (432) 333-1088.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2019.

Other Housing Authority of Odessa Waiting Lists

Unknown: 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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/18/2019, 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 887 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 833 3 30 9 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $767 $687 $437 $728 $682
Monthly Cost $638,830 $2,061 $13,114 $6,556 $8,187

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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1201 Whitaker Ave
Odessa, TX
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