Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program

1300 Seventh Street
Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas 76301
(940) 761-7454

Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program is a Public Housing Agency in Wichita Falls, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of July 20th, 2019, Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program serves Wichita Falls.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Applications accepted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10:00 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. only! No applications will be accepted the first 7 days of the month.
 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (940) 761 - 6893.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2018.

About Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program

More information about Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program can be found on its website at www.wichitafallstx.gov/index.aspx?nid=613.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/20/2019, it is not known if Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program 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 Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program manages 870 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 865 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $325 $729
Monthly Cost $280,770 $3,643

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program

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 27% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,049 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% 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.

25% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

47% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 34% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 47% include at least one person with a disability. 65% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

53% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $441. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $68.



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.