Longview Housing Authority

1202 N. Sixth St
Longview, Gregg County, Texas
(903) 237-1235

Program Details

Longview Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Longview, Texas.

Longview Housing Authority serves Beckville, Carthage, Henderson, Kilgore and Longview.

Longview Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Longview, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Longview Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in March 2018; and prior to that for more than one week in August 2014. 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: Elderly, disabled, veteran, victim of domestic violence, homeless, families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care.  

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

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (903) 237-1235.

Last Updated on 05/01/2018.

About Longview Housing Authority

More information about Longview Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.longviewtexas.gov/2387/Housing.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if Longview Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Longview Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Longview Housing Authority manages 988 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASH
Vouchers9104322121
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$433$330$424$655$472
Monthly Cost$393,826$1,319$13,568$13,746$9,919

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Longview 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 6% having issued approximately 166 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 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 $12,091 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Longview Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Longview Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $553. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.



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.