Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates

This housing agency serves Hill County, McLennan County, Somervell County, Grandview, Texas.

Waiting List
Closed: McLennan County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Hill and Somervell County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Closed: South Terrace Apartments, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Other Bedroom Sizes Public Housing Waiting List Learn More

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

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in McLennan County, Texas.

The Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates (WHAA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for McLennan County is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only, on January 8, 2020. 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the WHAA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Waco Tribune-Herald, and the WHAA website, as of December 10, 2019.

Closed: Hill and Somervell County, Texas Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental housing assistance in Hill and Somervell County, Texas.

The Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates (WHAA) last accepted Section 8 housing choice voucher waiting list applications for Hill and Somervell County from June 5, 2023, until June 8, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Veteran
  • Employment
  • Elderly
  • Disabled and Handicapped (Head of Household)
  • Job Training/School
  • Domestic Violence
  • Federal Preference (person (s) displaced by a federally declared disaster.)
  • Homeless as defined by HUD or McKinney - Vento definition of Homeless
  • Residency Preference

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WHAA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHAA notice on June 1, 2023.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Waco, Texas.

The Waco Housing Authority and Associates (WHAA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on April 1, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the WHAA website.

Closed: South Terrace Apartments, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Other Project Based Waiting List

This waiting list is for Other Project Based rental housing assistance in Waco, Texas.

The Waco Housing Authority and Associates (WHAA) last accepted Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) waiting list applications for South Terrace Apartments from an unconfirmed open date, until January 4, 2024. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.

This waiting list was for the following property:

  • South Terrace Apartments - located in Waco, Texas.

To apply while the waitlist was open, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the WHAA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHAA public notice on January 23, 2024.

Open Until Further Notice: Other Bedroom Sizes Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Waco, Texas.

The Waco Housing Authority and Associates (WHAA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least December, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: As of December 10, 2019, the 1-Bedroom waiting list is closed, but the other bedroom sizes associated with this opening have not yet been confirmed.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran with an honorable discharge from the armed services
  • Currently employed
  • Head of household or spouse is 62 years of age or older
  • Full time student taking 12 hours or more, or able to provide verifiable justification for less than 12 hours
  • Victim of domestic violence
    • Must be certified by the Family Abuse Center in the last 12 months
  • Currently live at Estella Maxey, Kate Ross, South Terrace, or Mart Housing Authority and have participated in the Family Self Sufficiency program
  • Head of household is disabled or handicapped
  • Homelessness/Substandard Housing
    • This preference must be certified in writing by a caseworker within the HOT Homeless Coalition or the assigned McLennan County school district liaison for the homeless as being homeless.
  • Local Residency
    • Public Housing applicants may claim this preference if they currently live in McLennan County TX

For more information, visit the WHAA website.

About The Agency

Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates provides affordable housing for up to 3,549 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 7:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm

4400 Cobbs Drive, Waco, TX

Visit Website(254) 752-0324

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates?

Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates serves 2,963 low-income households. The agency manages 2,970 Housing Choice Vouchers and 439 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 64 percent of households served by Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 89 percent of Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates households.

How many Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates residents are employed?

Working adults head 1,125 households and make up 38 percent of households served by Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates?

There are 2518 female-headed renter households living in Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates housing. Households headed by females are 85% of those served by the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates renters?

Black 2,163
White 356
Hispanic 415

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates?

There are 651 households headed by seniors served by the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates. Senior households are 22% of households in Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates housing?

There are 562 persons with disabilities living in Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 19% of households served by the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates?

The Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates open new waiting lists?

Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on June 5, 2023 and closed on June 8, 2023.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Waco Housing Authority and Affiliates

Melody Grove

1809 J.J. Flewellen, Waco, Texas 76704

payment Subsidized

South Terrace Apartments

2616 S. 12 St., Waco, Texas 76706

bed 1-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait

Kate Ross Homes

937 South 11th, Waco, Texas 76706

payment Subsidized

Cottages of Oak Springs

1900 Woodgate Dr, Woodway, Texas 76712

bed 1-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible