July 16, 2020

Texas HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Texas Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Texas Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Texas Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Texas HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Texas Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Texas Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Debbie says:

    I’m currently living in La. with my 96 year old grandmother. I want to come back to Texas but I am on SSD and only get $13,200 a year to live on. I need and want my own place. Do I qualify for help? Please respond.

  2. dante willis says:

    Im tryin to transfer from NY to pasadena i already have section 8 and i need a contact person and fax number from pasadena what do i do im so fustrated

  3. Laure says:

    if it’s me and my 3 year old daughter can I get a 2 bedroom?

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