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Houston Housing Authority

2640 Fountain View
Houston, Harris County, Texas 77057

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

Houston Housing Authority serves Houston.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Houston, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed
General Public Housing Closed

Other Houston Housing Authority 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.

Houston Housing Authority Website: http://www.housingforhouston.com/.

Houston Housing Authority Phone: (713) 260-0500.

Closed: Houston, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in September 2016, and before that for one week in August 2012. 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. The application was available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Paper applications were not available or accepted.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless, and transition age youth aging out of foster care. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

30,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. Applicants can check their waiting list status online here.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (713) 260-0500.

Last Updated on 09/12/2018.

Closed: General Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) General Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in August, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: A list of all Public Housing communities can be found here.

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 application is received.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (713) 260-0600.

Last Updated on 09/12/2018.

About Houston Housing Authority

More information about Houston Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.housingforhouston.com/.

Representatives of Houston Housing Authority may be available by phone at (713) 260-0500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/07/2020, it is not known if Houston Housing Authority 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 Houston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Houston Housing Authority manages 17,616 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 16,188 92 68 77 86 864 168
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $731 $616 $949 $530 $860 $564 $661
Monthly Cost $11,832,487 $56,667 $64,535 $40,819 $73,957 $487,029 $111,005

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Houston Housing Authority

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 10% having issued approximately 1,743 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 38 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $14,096 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Houston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 82% 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, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Houston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $349 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $762. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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 Houston Housing Authority

Heatherbrook Apartments

2000 Tidwell Rd
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Oxford Place Apartments

605 Berry Rd
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Lincoln Park Apartments

790 W Little York Rd
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Scattered Sites

16622 Quail Briar Dr
Missouri City, Texas

Historic Rental Initiatives

1600 Allen Parkway
Houston, Texas

Clayton Homes

1919 Runnels St
Houston, Texas

Cuney Homes

3260 Truxillo
Houston, Texas

Irvinton Village

2901 Fulton St
Houston, Texas

Forest Green Townhomes

8904 Forest Hollow St
Houston, Texas

Wilmington House

4000 Wilmington St
Houston, Texas

Fulton Village Apartments

3300 Elser St
Houston, Texas

Lyerly Apartments

75 Lyerly St
Houston, Texas

Bellerive Apartments

7225 Bellerive Dr
Houston, Texas
62+

Kelly Village

3118 Green
Houston, Texas

Historic Oaks of Allen Parkway Village

1600 Allen Parkway
Houston, Texas

Victory Apartments

1520 Bailey St
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Kennedy Place Apartments

3100 Gillespie St
Houston, Texas

Ewing Apartments

1815 Ewing Street
Houston, Texas

2100 Memorial Drive Apartments

2100 Memorial Drive
Houston, Texas

Low Income Housing Managed by Houston Housing Authority

Long Drive Townhomes

6767 Long Dr
Houston, Texas
Subsidized

Telephone Road Apartments

6000 Telephone Rd
Houston, Texas
Subsidized

Sweetwater Point Apartments

7909 S Sam Houston Pkwy E
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Uvalde Ranch Apartments

5300 S Lake Houston Pkwy
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Peninsula Park

4855 West Fuqua Street
Houston, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Willow Park Apartments

14001 Fondren Road
Missouri City, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

The Pinnacle on Wilcrest-A Senior Community

9520 Wilcrest Drive
Houston, Texas
Accepts Vouchers

Villas on Winkler

8625 Winkler
Houston, Texas
55+