South Plains Regional Housing Authority
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South Plains Regional Housing Authority Website: http://www.spcaa.org/programs/index.php?category_id=814.
South Plains Regional Housing Authority Phone: (806) 894-6104.
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South Plains Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is open and accepting applications.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (806) 894- 6104 Ext 127.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/27/2018.
About South Plains Regional Housing Authority
About the South Plains Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, South Plains Regional Housing Authority manages 357 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 |
||351 ||6 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$456 ||$629 |
||$160,140 ||$3,773 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for South Plains Regional 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 20% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,769 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
46% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.
72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the South Plains Regional Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% 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. 22% 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 South Plains Regional Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $328 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $546. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $150.
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.