About Housing Authority of the City of Orange

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Orange, Texas.

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange serves Orange.

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange serves the city limits of Orange, and within 100 miles surrounding the territorial boundaries of the Orange city limits.

Housing Authority of the City of Orange Waiting Lists

Orange, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Soon

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The Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from June 1, 2017 at 8:00 am CT, until 200 applications are submitted. It was last open for one day in August 2015, and closed about 45 minutes after opening.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Head of household or spouse is employed or has a bona fide offer for employment, displaced by demolition and/or disposition.

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

For more information, visit the HACO website, or call the office at (409) 883-5882.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Orange Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://orangetx.housingmanager.com/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
  • Preferences For: Working/Employed. Those Displaced by Government Action.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/26/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Orange manages 804 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 773 26 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $508 $538 $517
Monthly Cost $392,943 $13,980 $2,583

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

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 13% having issued approximately 61 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 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 $11,486 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

14% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

58% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 87% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Orange Housing Choice Voucher program, 12% include at least one person with a disability. 19% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Orange voucher holders in 2016 was $282 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $658. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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 Orange

2033 4th St
Craig and Alexander Homes is a 117 unit low income housing apartment community in Orange.
21 Cove Dr
Pine Grove Homes is a 154 unit low income housing apartment community in Orange.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Orange

100 College St
Heritage Center of Orange is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Orange.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2600 Allie Payne Rd
Fox Run Apartments is a 70 unit low income housing apartment community in Orange.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
3650 Optimist Way
Optimist Village is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Orange.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units