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Killeen Housing Authority

101 East Avenue B
Killeen, Bell County, Texas 76541

Killeen Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Killeen Housing Authority serves Killeen.

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

Other Killeen 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.

Killeen Housing Authority Phone: (254) 634-5243.

Closed: Killeen, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Killeen Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in January 2017; and before that in August 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Killeen, TX is about 70 miles north of Austin, TX.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live locally, elderly, disabled, working family, veteran, displaced by federally declared natural disaster.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

As of January 2017, the approximate wait time to receive a voucher is 3-5 years.

For more information, visit the KHA website, or call the office at (254) 634-5243.

Last Updated on 01/17/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Killeen Housing Authority (KHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or attend school locally
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Working family
  • Veteran
  • Displaced by natural disaster

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

For more information, visit the KHA website, or call the office at (254) 634-5243.

Last Updated on 02/26/2019.

About Killeen Housing Authority

Representatives of Killeen Housing Authority may be available by phone at (254) 634-5243. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 9:00am to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of October 29th, 2020, it is not known if Killeen Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 02/12/2019, Killeen Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Killeen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Killeen Housing Authority manages 132 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:

Vouchers 57
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $463
Monthly Cost $26,382

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Killeen 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 2% having issued approximately 127 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $12,047 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 74% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 10% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

69% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 68% of households with children have a female head of household. 96% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 75% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Killeen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

10% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Killeen Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $281 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $2,217. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $106.

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 Killeen Housing Authority

Moss Rose Homes

702 Wolf St
Killeen, Texas