Pharr Housing Authority

104 W. Polk
Pharr, Hidalgo County, Texas 78577

Pharr Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Pharr Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pharr Housing Authority serves Pharr.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Pharr, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Pharr Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Pharr 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.

Pharr Housing Authority Website: https://pharrha.org/.

Pharr Housing Authority Phone: (956) 787-1822.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 31, 2021, the PHA website states, " Until further notice, The Pharr Housing Authority building will be closed to the public"

More information is available here.

Open Now: Pharr, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pharr Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from April 12, 2021 at 8:00 am, until April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm CT.

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

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA public notice on April 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pharr, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (956) 787-1822.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/12/2021.

Other Pharr Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pharr Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from April 12, 2021 until April 16, 2021. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA public notice on April 2, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/16/2021.

About Pharr Housing Authority

More information about Pharr Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://pharrha.org/.

Representatives of Pharr Housing Authority may be available by phone at (956) 787-1822. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/25/2021, it is not known if Pharr 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 Pharr Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pharr Housing Authority manages 817 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 638 178 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $411 $401 $415
Monthly Cost $262,308 $71,316 $415

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pharr 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 15% having issued approximately 56 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $10,234 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 45% 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 54% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 11% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% 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.

62% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

97% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pharr Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 7% include at least one person with a disability. 10% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 24% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 1% 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 Pharr Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $290 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $437. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $80.



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 Pharr Housing Authority

Parkview Terrace

211 W Audry St
Pharr, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Las Canteras Apartments

415 E Thomas Dr
Pharr, Texas
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Family & Senior

Sunset Village Apartments

800 W Egly Ave
Pharr, Texas
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Family & Senior

Meadow Heights and Las Milpas Homes

809 E Eller Ave
Pharr, Texas
Market Rate

Mesquite Terrace

421 E Thomas Dr
Pharr, Texas
Call For Rent
1 BR
Family & Senior

915 N Canna St

915 N Canna St
Pharr, Texas