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Section 8 Waiting Lists in Texas

As of July 9th 2020, there are 25 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Texas.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Now

There are currently 1 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists that are open now and will be closing soon.

Waiting List Status
McAllen, TX Single Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Open until Application Limit is reached

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

Just Discovered
Waiting List Last Updated On
Fannin County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List February 3rd, 2020
All Waiting Lists Open Until Futher Notice

There are 23 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Texas that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 411 housing authorities in Texas which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Hill and Somervell County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 9th, 2020
El Paso, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 30th, 2020
Cherokee County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on April 8th, 2020
Dimmit and Zapata County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 27th, 2020
Harris County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 25th, 2020
Hildago County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 22nd, 2020
Baytown, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 12th, 2020
Grayson County, TX Section 8 HCV Wait List Closed on March 12th, 2020
McAllen, TX Single Elderly/Disabled Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 3rd, 2020
Greenville, Texas Closed on February 1st, 2020
Rosenberg, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 22nd, 2020
McLennan County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 8th, 2020
Multi-County, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 3rd, 2020
Smith County Area, TX Limited Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 30th, 2019
Bronwnsville, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 11th, 2019
Arlington, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 28th, 2019
Beaumont, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on August 9th, 2019
Odessa, Texas Closed on July 26th, 2019
Hardin, Jefferson, and Orange County, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on July 22nd, 2019
Mesquite, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 27th, 2019
Edinburg, Texas Closed on May 8th, 2019
City and County of Dallas, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on March 8th, 2019
Denton, Texas Closed on February 28th, 2019
Webb County, Texas Closed on February 22nd, 2019
Multi-County, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on February 14th, 2019
Corpus Christi, TX Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on January 28th, 2019
McKinney, TX Section 8 Homeless HCV Waiting List Closed on October 30th, 2018
Paris, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 10th, 2018
Schertz, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on October 4th, 2018
Austin, TX Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 24th, 2018
Galveston, TX Section 8 HCV and PBV Waiting List Closed on August 31st, 2018
Brenham, Texas Closed on July 30th, 2018
Multi-County, Texas Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 24th, 2018
Brazoria County, Texas Closed on May 18th, 2018
Grayson County, Texas Closed on May 15th, 2018
Longview, Texas Closed on March 31st, 2018