Schertz Housing Authority

204 Schertz Parkway
Schertz, Guadalupe County, Texas 78154

Schertz Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Schertz, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2019, Schertz Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Schertz Housing Authority serves Schertz.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Schertz, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Schertz Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Schertz Housing Authority (SHA) Senior and Disabled Public Housing waiting list for efficiency, one and two bedroom apartments, is currently open until further notice.

Schertz, Texas, is about 20 miles northeast of San Antonio, Texas.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the application at the SHA office, located at 204 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas, 78154, from 8:30 am to 11:00 am; and 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm CT.
  2. Pick up an application at the SHA office, located at the address above during office hours.
  3. Call (210) 658-1001 during office hours, to request an application by mail. 

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed to the SHA office at 204 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Texas, 78154.
  2. Dropped off at the SHA office at the address above, during office hours.

The following documentation is required when submitting the application: Birth certificates, social security cards and picture identification.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information call the SHA office at (210) 658-3434.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (210) 658- 3434.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/04/2018.

Other Schertz Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Schertz, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Schertz Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for almost two weeks from September until October, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Schertz, TX is about 20 miles northeast of San Antonio, TX.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the application at the SHA office.
  2. Pick up an application at the SHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been submitted to the SHA office.

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information call the SHA office at (210) 658-3434.

Last Updated on 11/24/2018.

About Schertz Housing Authority

Representatives of Schertz Housing Authority may be available by phone at (210) 658-1001. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-11:00am , 1:30pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-11:00am , 1:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-11:00am , 1:30pm-4:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-11:00am , 1:30pm-4:00pm
Friday 8:30am-11:00am , 1:30pm-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2018, Schertz Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Schertz Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Schertz Housing Authority manages 151 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 149 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $557 $779
Monthly Cost $82,991 $1,558

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Schertz 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 6% having issued approximately 26 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 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 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,726 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% 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.

45% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

64% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Schertz Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% 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. 34% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 Schertz Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $343 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $639. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Operated by Schertz Housing Authority

Clyde Ford Village

719 Main St
Schertz, TX
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