Rusk Housing Authority

555 Euclid Street
Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas 75785

Rusk Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Rusk, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Rusk Housing Authority serves Cherokee County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Troup and Cherokee County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Rusk Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: City of Troup and Cherokee County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Rusk Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from November, 2018 until February, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the RHA office.
  2. Send an email to request an application.

Once the paper application has been completed, and all required information is gathered, an appointment must have been made to return the application, by calling the RHA office by March 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the RHA Facebook page here.

Last Updated on 02/27/2019.

About Rusk Housing Authority

More information about Rusk Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Rusk Housing Authority may be available by phone at (903) 683-4488. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/31/2018, Rusk Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Rusk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Rusk Housing Authority manages 150 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Vouchers 150
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $380
Monthly Cost $56,947

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rusk 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 37% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $14,941 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 62% 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, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

59% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

67% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rusk Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Rusk Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $362 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $536. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.

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.