Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities
April 28, 2022

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Kristina Tirloni 512-475-4743


TDHCA announces Housing Choice Voucher Program pre-applications for wait-list to open May 2

(AUSTIN) – The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) has announced the opening of its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program will begin on Monday, May 2. Beginning at 8 a.m., the Department will accept pre-applications for placement on the program’s wait-list. TDHCA’s HCV program provides funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay a portion of monthly rent for qualifying households in 34 Texas counties. Complete and submit pre-applications by visiting https://www.waitlistcheck.com/application/form.php?ID=3087-TX901, beginning at 8 a.m. (CST), Monday, May 2 through 5 p.m., on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Of the pre-applications received, TDHCA will use a lottery system to randomly select 500 applicants for placement on the wait-list. The lottery number will also determine the applicant’s place on the waiting list. TDHCA’s voucher program operates only in a 34-county area (https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/section-8/docs/ServiceAreas.pdf).

To qualify, applicants must be very low income, which means their gross annual income must be at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI). However, 75% of the households TDHCA will serve must be extremely low income, which means their gross annual income must be at or below 30% of the AMI. Individuals with questions about the process or have a disability that prevents them from applying online can call 800-237-6500.

Applications must be submitted through the online portal; no mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or emailed applications will be accepted.

For more information visit https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/section-8/announcements.htm.


About the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs is committed to expanding fair housing choice and opportunities for Texans through the administration and funding of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities, weatherization, and community-based services with the help of for-profits, nonprofits, and local governments. For more information about fair housing, funding opportunities, or services in your area, please visit www.tdhca.state.tx.us or the Learn about Fair Housing in Texas page. 

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