Housing Authority of the City of Baytown

1805 Cedar Bayou Road
Baytown, Harris County, Texas 77520
(281) 427-6686

Housing Authority of the City of Baytown is a public housing agency in Baytown, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Baytown serves Baytown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Baytown Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Baytown Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Baytown Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Baytown (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in October 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Baytown, TX is about 25 miles east of Houston, TX.



To apply, applicants were required to submit a pre-application in person at the J.D. Walker Community Center.


The HACB placed 500 qualified applicants on the waiting list by random lottery.


For more information, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (281) 427-6686 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 10/15/2015.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Baytown (HACB) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Baytown, TX is about 25 miles east of Houston, TX.

The HACB offers four Public Housing communities with 112 units, located throughout Baytown, TX.

For more information, visit the HACB website, or call the office at (281) 427-6686 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 10/16/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Baytown

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Baytown can be found on its website at http://www.baytownhousing.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/21/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Baytown 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 the City of Baytown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Baytown manages 667 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 640 14 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $842 $691 $671
Monthly Cost $538,675 $9,674 $8,726

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Baytown

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 8% having issued approximately 85 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,506 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

59% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 92% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 74% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Baytown Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 the City of Baytown voucher holders in 2016 was $346 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $824. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



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 the City of Baytown

Dezavala and Archia Courts

1 Atlantic St
Baytown, TX
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