About Weatherford Housing Authority

The Weatherford Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Weatherford, Texas.

The Weatherford Housing Authority serves Parker County and Weatherford.

Weatherford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Weatherford Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Weatherford Housing Authority covers Parker County, TX.

The Weatherford Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

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

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Send a letter with your address printed to the WHA office, located at 1125 West Oak Street, Weatherford, TX 76086, to request a pre-application be mailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Hand delivered to the WHA office, located at 1125 West Oak Street, Weatherford, TX 76086.
  2. Faxed to the WHA office at (817) 594-8504.
This waiting list has the following preference: Residents of Parker County.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (817) 596-0300.

Last Updated on 09/28/2016.


About the Weatherford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Weatherford Housing Authority manages 507 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 507
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $448
Monthly Cost $227,174

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Weatherford 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 16% having issued approximately 31 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,534 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Weatherford Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% 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, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Weatherford Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $349 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,011. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Weatherford Housing Authority

1301 Holland Lake Dr
Park View Terrace is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Weatherford.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
500 E 7th St
Waterwood Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Springtown.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Springtown.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing HOME
202 Sweetwater Dr
Fox Hollow Townhomes is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Weatherford.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Weatherford.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit