About Liberty County Housing Authority

The Liberty County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Liberty, Texas.

The Liberty County Housing Authority serves Liberty County, Dayton, Cleveland and Liberty.

Liberty County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Liberty County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Liberty County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from March 2015 until June 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to pick up a pre-application at the LCHA office.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been hand delivered to the LCHA office.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (936) 336-4558, Ext. 236.

Last Updated on 11/06/2015.


About the Liberty County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Liberty County Housing Authority manages 246 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 246
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $421
Monthly Cost $103,627

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Liberty County 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 38% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,612 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Liberty County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 97% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Liberty County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $283 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $587. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $74.



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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