Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

221 East 11th Street, Austin, TX

There are no open waiting lists offered by Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. Go to the Texas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Texas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Multi-County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The TDHCA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 2, 2022, until May 16, 2022. 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. No mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed applications were accepted.

There were no preferences.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the TDHCA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the TDHCA on April 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in the Counties of Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bosque, Caldwell, Chambers, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Crockett, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Fort Bend, Freestone, Frio, Galveston, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Johnson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Lee, Llano, McLennan, McMullen, Medina, Waller, Wharton, Wilson and Wise; and the City of Navasota in Grimes County, Texas (with the exception of Alma, Arcola, Argyle, Aubrey, Aurora, Bartonville, Bayou Vista, Baytown, Beach City, Bellmead, Beverly Hills, Boerne, Bolivar Peninsula, Brazos Country, Briaroaks, Bristol, Buchanan Lake Village, China Spring, Cinco Ranch, Clear Lake Shores, Cleburne, Copper Canyon, Corinth, Corral City, Cove, Coyote Flats, Cross Roads, Cross Timber, Crowley, Cumings, Denton, Devine, DISH, Double Oak, Fairchilds, Fifth Street, Flower Mound, Four Corners, Galveston, Garden Ridge, Garrett, Gholson, Golinda, Greatwood, Hallsburg, Haslet, Hewitt, Hickory Creek, Hico, Highland Village, Hilltop, Jamaica Beach, Justin, Kenedy, Krugerville, Krum, La Marque, Lacy Lakeview, Lake Bridgeport, Lake Dallas, Lake Dunlap, Lakehills, Lakewood Village, Lantana, Lincoln Park, Little Elm, Mansfield, Maypearl, Meadows Place, Mission Bend, Missouri City, New Berlin, New Fairview, New Territory, Niederwald, North Pearsall, Northlake, Oak Island, Oak Leaf, Oak Point, Old River-Winfree, Paloma Creek, Paloma Creek South, Pearsall, Pecan Grove, Pecan Hill, Pine Island, Pleak, Ponder, Providence, Redwood, Richmond, Roanoke, Robinson, Rosenberg, Runaway Bay, San Leon, San Marcos, Santa Clara, Savannah, Seabrook, Shady Shores, Shoreacres, Sienna Plantation, Southlake, Stafford, Staples, Sugar Land, Sunrise Beach Village, Texas City, The Colony, Tiki Island, Trophy Club, Uhland, Waco, West, Westlake, Weston Lakes and Zuehl, Texas).

Last Updated on 10/30/2022.

About Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs

About the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs manages 711 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 640 29 33 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $776 $889 $467 $659
Monthly Cost $496,646 $25,767 $15,427 $5,927
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 7% having issued approximately 123 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 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 $13,773 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 46% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs voucher holders in 2016 was $342 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $700. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $165.

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.