Montgomery County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.
Montgomery County Housing Authority serves Montgomery County.
|Montgomery County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Montgomery County Housing Authority Website: https://montgomerycountyha.org/.
Montgomery County Housing Authority Phone: (936) 539-4984.
As of April 13, 2021, the HAMC website states:
The Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 19, 2021 until April 22, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, in person applications were accepted at the MCHA.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.
For more information, visit the MCHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA on April 13, 2021.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Montgomery County, Texas.
Last Updated on 04/23/2021.
More information about Montgomery County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://montgomerycountyha.org/.
Representatives of Montgomery County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (936) 539-4984. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Montgomery County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Montgomery County Housing Authority manages 354 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:
|Standard||Family Unification||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$657||$787||$778||$508||$633|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 5% having issued approximately 73 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,411 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.
49% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.
67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 62% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Montgomery County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Montgomery County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $738. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.
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.