McAllen Housing Authority
McAllen Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in McAllen, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of February 20th, 2020, McAllen Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The McAllen, Texas Single Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on March 2nd, 2020.
McAllen Housing Authority serves McAllen.
Waiting List Statuses
|McAllen, Texas Single Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher
| Public Housing
Open McAllen Housing Authority Waiting Lists
McAllen, Texas Single Elderly and Disabled Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The McAllen Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for single elderly and disabled households is open every Friday, until 25 applications have been accepted for each month. This waiting list opened in April, 2019, and will re-open every month until March 3, 2020.
Please note: According to an MHA representative, a 1 and 2-person household qualifies as a single household.
To apply during the opening period, complete the application at the MHA office, located at 2301 Jasmine Avenue, McAllen, Texas, 78501, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm CT on Fridays only. Applications will only be issued and accepted upon presentation of a photo ID.
This waiting list has no preferences.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.
For more information, visit the MHA Applications page, or the MHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the MHA website, as of February 20, 2020.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 02/20/2020.
Other McAllen Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The McAllen Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the application at the MHA Family Development Center.
This waiting list had no preferences.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.
For more information, visit the MHA website here.
Last Updated on 04/11/2019.
About McAllen Housing Authority
More information about McAllen Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mcaha.org.
Representatives of McAllen Housing Authority may be available by phone at (956) 686-3951. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm CT.
About the McAllen Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, McAllen Housing Authority manages 1,272 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH |
||1,194 ||19 ||43 ||7 ||9 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$373 ||$422 ||$377 ||$643 ||$374 |
||$445,576 ||$8,016 ||$16,230 ||$4,498 ||$3,366 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for McAllen 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 14% having issued approximately 93 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $10,593 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% 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 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
45% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.
98% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the McAllen Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 13% include at least one person with a disability. 17% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 35% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 McAllen Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $291 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $452. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.
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 McAllen Housing Authority
2708 Vine Ave
900 N. 26th St.
$485-650 1-3 BR
2500 Jasmine Avenue