Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program
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 November 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
|Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Waiting Lists
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Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the 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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (940) 761 - 6893.
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.
Representatives of Wichita Falls Housing Assistance Program may be available by phone at (940) 761-7454. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
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 865 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||857 ||8 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$317 ||$754 |
||$271,392 ||$6,029 |
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.
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.