Uvalde Housing Authority

1700 Garner Field Road
Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas 78801
(830) 278-7161

Uvalde Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Uvalde, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of April 26th, 2019, Uvalde Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Uvalde Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Uvalde Housing Authority serves Uvalde County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Uvalde Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Uvalde Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Uvalde Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Uvalde Housing Authority (UHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the UHA office, located at 1700 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801.
  2. Call the UHA at (830) 278-7161 to request a pre-application be mailed to you.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above, or faxed to (830) 278-3665.

Please note: Before the applicant is placed on the waiting list, they must visit the UHA in person to fill out a criminal background form.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Number of all members of the household, criminal background form.

The UHA has identified the following preference: Disabled.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the UHA office at (830) 278-7161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830)278-7161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/03/2017.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Uvalde Housing Authority (UHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, it is likely applicants who do qualify will have a long wait to receive assistance, or will not receive assistance from this office.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the UHA office, located at 1700 Garner Field Rd, Uvalde, TX 78801.
  2. Call the UHA at (830) 278-7161 to request a pre-application be mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above, or faxed to (830) 278-3665.

Please note: Before the applicant is placed on the waiting list, they must visit the UHA in person to fill out a criminal background form.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Number of all members of the household, criminal background form.

The UHA has identified the following preference: Disabled.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.

For more information, call the UHA office at (830) 278-7161.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (830)278-7161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/01/2016.

About Uvalde Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/26/2019, it is not known if Uvalde Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Uvalde Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Uvalde Housing Authority manages 200 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 153
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $336
Monthly Cost $51,354

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Uvalde 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 17% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,500 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Uvalde Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Uvalde Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $611. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.



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 Uvalde Housing Authority

El Cenizo Apartments

1700 Garner Field Rd
Uvalde, TX
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