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Tatum Housing Authority

200 Forest Acres Circle
Tatum, Rusk County, Texas 75691

Tatum Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 30th, 2020, Tatum Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Tatum Housing Authority serves Gregg County, Panola County and Rusk County.

The Beckville Housing Authority and the Tatum Housing Authority operate together as the Tatum Housing and Beckville Housing Authorities.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Gregg, Panola, and Rusk County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Tatum Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Tatum Housing Authority Website:

Tatum Housing Authority Phone: (903) 947-6464.

Open Until Further Notice: Public 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (903) 947-6464.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/27/2019.

Other Tatum Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Gregg, Panola, and Rusk County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Tatum Housing and Beckville Housing Authorities (THBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was open from September until October, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the THBHA website, or call the office at (903) 947-6464.

Last Updated on 07/20/2018.

About Tatum Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Tatum Housing Authority may be available by phone at (903) 947-6464. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of September 30th, 2020, it is not known if Tatum Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 03/27/2019, Tatum 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 Tatum Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tatum Housing Authority manages 61 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, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 59 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $425 $1,196
Monthly Cost $25,062 $2,391

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tatum 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 25% having issued approximately 3 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 52 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,237 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 97% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 77% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tatum Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 95% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Tatum Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $330 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $741. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.

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 Tatum Housing Authority

101A McNeese Cir

101A McNeese Cir
Tatum, Texas