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, Azle, Weatherford, Springtown, Aledo, Annetta, Annetta North, Annetta South, Briar, Cool, Horseshoe Bend, Hudson Oaks, Millsap, Reno, Sanctuary, Western Lake and Willow Park.

Weatherford Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Parker County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the WHA office, located at 1125 West Oak Street, Weatherford, TX 76086, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.
  3. Send a letter with your address printed to the WHA office at the address above 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 at the address above, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm, on Tuesdays only.
  2. Faxed to the WHA office at (817) 594-8504.

This waiting list has the following preference: Residents of Parker County.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (817) 596-0300, from 8:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 06/16/2017.

About the Weatherford Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Weatherford Housing Authority manages 501 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 499 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $446 $701
Monthly Cost $222,390 $1,401

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.