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Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo

1800 N Texas Blvd
Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas 78599

Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 9th, 2020, Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Villa San Juanita and Villa Sandova Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Memorial Apartments and Northside Apartments Farm Labor Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo serves Hidalgo County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Villa San Juanita and Villa Sandova Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Memorial Apartments and Northside Apartments Farm Labor Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hildago County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Website: https://www.hidalgocha.org/.

Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Phone: (956) 969-5866.

Open Until Further Notice: Villa San Juanita and Villa Sandova Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo (HACH) waiting list for Public Housing apartments at Villa San Juanita and Villa Sandova is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

According to the HACH, "All head of households residing at Villa Sandoval-Longoria in Weslaco, must be willing to participate in the FSS Program and enter into a 5-year FSS Contract of Participation."

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "Download" button under the community name.

For more information, visit the HACH Public Housing page, or the HACH website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956) 969- 5865 Ext 0.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/11/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Memorial Apartments and Northside Apartments Farm Labor Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo (HACH) waiting list for Farm Labor Housing apartments at Memorial Apartments and Northside Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

According to the HACH, "Before you can apply for housing you need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • US CITIZEN or PERMANENT LEGAL RESIDENT.
  • Earn at least $4,485 (In agriculture or aquaculture related work on your last income tax or current income).
  • Must provide current income such as (Employment, Unemployment, Child Support, TANF, Social Security Benefits, SSI, Veterans Pension, Retirement or Self Employed).
  • Minimum 18 years of age."

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "Download" button under the community name.

For more information, visit the HACH Farm Labor Housing page, or the HACH website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956) 969- 5865 Ext 0.

Last Updated on 09/11/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Waiting Lists

Closed: Hildago County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo (HACH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on the first and second Wednesday of each month, from August 7, 2019, until March 23, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1.  Pick up an application from the HACH.
  2.  Download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been submitted in person to the HACH.

According to HCHA, "Applications sent by fax, mail or email won't be accepted."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACH Section 8 page, or the HACH website.

Last Updated on 04/13/2020.

About Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo can be found on its website at https://www.hidalgocha.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo may be available by phone at (956) 969-5866. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/09/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo 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 County of Hidalgo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo manages 713 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 711 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $400 $696
Monthly Cost $284,527 $1,392

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo

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 25% having issued approximately 29 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 1 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 2.9 persons and has a household income of $11,810 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 41% 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 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

68% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% 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 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 County of Hidalgo voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $549. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $102.



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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo

Villa Sandoval - Longoria

1104 Lilia Dr
Weslaco, Texas