Housing Authority of the City of Laredo

2000 San Francisco Avenue
Laredo, Webb County, Texas 78040
(956) 722-4521

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Housing Authority of the City of Laredo is a Public Housing Agency in Laredo, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Moderate Rehabilitation, and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Laredo serves Dimmit County, Webb County and Zapata County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Homeless & Transitional Housing Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Dimmit and Zapata County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Webb County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Mod-Rehab Closed
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Waiting Lists

Closed: Homeless & Transitional Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL): Homeless Referral and Moving Up/Transitional Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open for one day in October 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HACL the waiting list was open, "only for these following preferences:

  • Homeless Referral - Applicants certified by an agency as homeless and referred by an agency to LHA per LHA Agreement with Agency; and,
  • Moving Up or Transitional Housing - Applicants certified by an agency as homeless in transitional housing and/or moving up and referred by an agency to LHA per LHA Agreement with Agency."

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call the HACL.
  2. Visit Bethany House of Laredo.

For more information, visit the HACL website, or call the office at (956) 722-4521.

Last Updated on 10/16/2017.

Closed: Dimmit and Zapata County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL): Dimmit and Zapata County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists are currently closed. Each waiting list was last open for one day twice in February 2018; and before that for one day twice in January 2018, for one day in December 2017, and on every Tuesday in September 2017.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to call the HACL.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Unsheltered homeless, homeless referrals, family with children, elderly family, disabled family, family with a victim of domestic violence, veteran, displaced, Moving Up or in transitional housing.

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

For more information, visit the HACL website, or call the office at (956) 722-4521.

Last Updated on 02/22/2018.

Closed: Webb County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL): Webb County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in February, 2019.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to set an appointment by calling the HACL.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Unsheltered homeless, homeless referrals, family with children, elderly, disabled, victims of domestic violence, veteran, displaced, Moving Up or in transitional housing.

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

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) Section 8 Projecty-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 2 Bedroom units for one day in May, 2019; and before that for all bedroom sizes for one day in April, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to set an appointment by calling the HACL.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless, Disabled, Veterans, Families with Children.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Closed: Mod-Rehab Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) Mod-Rehab waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 1-3 Bedroom units for one day in February, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to set an appointment by calling the HACL.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless, Disabled, Veterans, Families with Children.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Closed: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Laredo

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/30/2019, Housing Authority of the City of Laredo is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Laredo manages 1,527 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard VASH
Vouchers 1,384 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $487 $343
Monthly Cost $673,570 $6,862

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

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 157 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 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 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.3 persons and has a household income of $13,305 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 59% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

66% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 16% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Laredo voucher holders in 2016 was $392 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $179.



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.


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