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Longview Housing Authority

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

About Longview Housing Authority

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

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

Longview Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Longview, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now

Longview, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: March 1st, 2018 at 12:01 AM CT-March 31st, 2018 at 12:00 AM CT
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (903) 237-1235.
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Veterans. The Homeless. Persons with Disabilities.  Learn More About Preferences

The Longview Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from March 1, 2018 at 12:01 am, until March 31, 2018 at 12:00 am CT. It was last open for more than one week in August 2014.

To apply, complete the online application here. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library. A computer lab will also be available on March 8 and 9, located at Broughton Recreation Center, 801 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Longview, TX 75602, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm CT.

This waiting list has 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 will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

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

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/01/2018.

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

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
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.