Housing Authority of the City of Orange

516 Burton Avenue
Orange, Orange County, Texas 77630

Housing Authority of the City of Orange is a Public Housing Agency in Orange, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

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.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Orange, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Orange Waiting Lists

Closed: Orange, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in June 2017; and before that for for one day in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

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

Last Updated on 06/01/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange (HACO) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for 1-4 bedroom units at select apartments for one day in July 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the online application was received.

For more information, visit the HACO website or call the office at (403) 883-5882.

Last Updated on 07/23/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Orange

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Orange can be found on its website at http://orangeha.com/. Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Orange may be available by phone at (409) 883-5882. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Orange 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 Orange Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Orange manages 803 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 770 21 12
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $532 $521 $743
Monthly Cost $409,325 $10,932 $8,917

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.


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