Housing Authority of the City of Laredo

2000 San Francisco Avenue
Laredo, Webb County, Texas 78040

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), Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Moderate Rehabilitation programs. As of January 19th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Laredo has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 2 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List will open on January 27th, 2020.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
2 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Soon
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
Russell Terrace, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Waiting Lists

Open Soon: 2 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) waiting list for 2 and 4-Bedroom apartments is opening soon. Pre-applications will be accepted from January 27, 2020 at 8:30 am, until February 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm CT.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the Laredo Housing Authority Colonia Guadalupe Office, located at 2000 San Jorge Ave. Laredo, TX 78040.
  2. Print out the online paper pre-application here, beginning January 22, 2020.

Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted to the Laredo Housing Authority Colonia Guadalupe Office, address mentioned above.

Maximum income limits: 

  • 2 Persons$37,600 | 6 Persons$54,500

  • 3 Persons$42,300 | 7 Persons$58,250

  • 4 Persons$46,950 | 8 Persons$62,000

  • 5 Persons$50,750 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACL website, as of January 15, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Laredo and Asherton, 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 (956) 722-4521.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/15/2020.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Laredo Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the 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

How To Apply to the Other 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: Russell Terrace, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

A Housing Authority of the City of Laredo (HACL) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) apartments at Russell Terrace is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from December 16, 2019, until December 27, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the paper pre-application online. The paper pre-application was also available in Spanish.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Unsheltered Homeless 
  • Homeless Referrals
  • Elderly Family, Disabled Family, and/or Domestic Violence Family
  • Veteran
  • Displacement
  • Moving Up or Transitional Housing

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HATC public notice, and the HATC website, as of December 10, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Laredo, Texas.

Last Updated on 12/27/2019.

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/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Laredo may be available by phone at (956) 722-4521. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

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
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.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Laredo manages 1,481 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard VASH
Vouchers 1,335 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $493 $259
Monthly Cost $657,744 $4,404

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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