New Braunfels Housing Authority

300 LAUREL LANE
New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas 78130

New Braunfels Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of October 18th, 2021, New Braunfels Housing Authority has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

New Braunfels Housing Authority serves Comal County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Landa Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Villa Serena Public Housing Open Until Application Limit
Laurel Plaza Public Housing Open Until Application Limit
Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing Open Until Application Limit
Comal County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open New Braunfels Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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.

New Braunfels Housing Authority Website: https://nbhatx.us/.

New Braunfels Housing Authority Phone: (830) 625-6909.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 12, 2021 the NBHA website states "NBHA offices are closed to the public effective Friday March 20, 2020"

More information is available here.

Open Until Application Limit: Landa Place Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Braunfels Housing Authority (NBHA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Landa Place is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2020, until 97 applications have been received.

Please note: According the the NBHA, to apply to this waiting list "you will have to meet these requirements: 

  • The household must be between 1 and 2 members.
  • The primary applicant must be at least 62 years of age."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA website on February 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Braunfels, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830) 625-6909.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/05/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Villa Serena Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Braunfels Housing Authority (NBHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Villa Serena is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 18, 2020 at 8:00 am, until 250 applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA website on February 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Braunfels, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830) 625-6909.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/05/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Laurel Plaza Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Braunfels Housing Authority (NBHA) Public Housing waiting list for Efficiency and 1-Bedroom apartments at Laurel Plaza is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 18, 2020, until 500 applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA website on February 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Braunfels, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830) 625-6909.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/05/2021.

Open Until Application Limit: Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Braunfels Housing Authority (NBHA) waiting list for Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least February, 2020, until 99 applications have been received.

Please note: According to the NBHA, This waiting list is "for VA health care eligible Veteran only."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA website on February 12, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in New Braunfels, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830) 625-6909.

Last Updated on 03/23/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Comal County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The New Braunfels Housing Authority (NBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The NBHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list as of October, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the NBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the NBHA on October 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Comal County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (800) 735-2988.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/07/2021.

About New Braunfels Housing Authority

More information about New Braunfels Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://nbhatx.us/.

Representatives of New Braunfels Housing Authority may be available by phone at (830) 625-6909. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/18/2021, it is not known if New Braunfels 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.


About the New Braunfels Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New Braunfels Housing Authority manages 251 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 248 2 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $558 $527 $482
Monthly Cost $138,294 $1,054 $482

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New Braunfels 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 12% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $13,878 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 80% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 28% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 32% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

19% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 18% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New Braunfels Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 58% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 33% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 12% 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 New Braunfels Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $388 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $591. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 New Braunfels Housing Authority

Laurel Plaza

300 Laurel Ln
New Braunfels, Texas