In its efforts to provide children with fun, safe places to play, HHA has begun a multi-year campaign to replace playgrounds that need upgrading. The first phase was completed with the installation of new playgrounds at Forest Green and Irvinton Village.

HHA Stands With Black Communities

FY 2021 Annual PHA Plan Public Notice

November 16, 2020

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) announces the beginning of a public comment period on its fiscal year 2021 Annual PHA Plan, FY 2021 Section 8 Admin. Plan, FY 2021 Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, FY 2021 Reasonable Accommodation Plan and FY 2021 Limited English Proficiency Policy, etc. 

During the public comment period, HHA will conduct virtual public meetings regarding HHA's Proposed FY 2021 Annual PHA Plan, Proposed FY 2021 Section Eight Administrative Plan, Proposed Admissions and Occupancy Plan, etc.   HHA's virtual sessions are scheduled to take place during the following dates and times:

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM (Central Time)

with HHA's Resident Advisory Board.  Zoom information provided separately

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (Central Time)

Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82271932467?pwd=WXVFUEI0MFd2WHFHcFpBNzl0WmcwUT09

if you are dialing in by phone instead, please call:  +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Central Time)

Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89523543653?pwd=dnI5Z1NnTWZ4Tmt2bUhtZHFkbGJLZz09

If you are dialing in by phone instead, please call: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (Central Time)

Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84480852906?pwd=bERNOVZ1VkFyVjN4NUVGVFVFZ0VpQT09

If you are dialing in by phone instead, please call: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

  HHA's FY 2021 documents (provided below) are available for review online at: www.housingforhouston.com.  Please note that proposed changes in FY 2021 in the following documents are highlighted in green text. 

All written comments and questions should be sent to Jonathan Zimmerman, 2640 Fountain View Drive, Suite 3034, Houston, Texas 77057, or e-mailed to jzimmerman@housingforhouston.com .  The comment period will close on December 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Central Time).

Notice to All Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants:

NEW 11-12-2020 Click to view the MTW Resident Presentations/Meetings 

NEW 11-12-2020 Click to view the MTW Resident Presentations/Meetings  Recording

NEW 11-05-2020 Click to view the MTW Partner Organizations, HHA & PMC Staff Presentations.

NEW 11-05-2020 Click to view the MTW Partner Organizations, HHA & PMC Staff Presentations Meeting Recording.

NEW 10-28-2020 Click to view the MTW Resident Presentation.

NEW 10-28-2020 Click to view the MTW Resident Presentation Meeting Recording.

If you have additional feedback, please visit MTW Online Survey to fill out the online survey.

Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Program

October 13, 2020 - The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) intends to submit an application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on January 8, 2021 to participate in the Moving to Work ("MTW") Demonstration Program.  This notice provides important information on opportunities for Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants to express their views and learn more about HHA's planned participation in the MTW Program.

 If awarded, the MTW demonstration will allow HHA to pioneer innovative and tailored strategies to best serve Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants. The benefits include:

●        Expanding housing options;

●        Simplifying the rent payment system;

●        Empowering families toward economic self-sufficiency; and

●        Improving cost-efficiency in HHA's administration of programs.

 HHA is planning to hold two separate virtual sessions with our Public Housing residents, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants, Project-Based Voucher (PBV) participants and program stakeholders to help us develop a proposed income, rent and program flexibility proposal to HUD.  HHA's virtual meetings / calls will take place with:

  • HHA residents / tenants and program stakeholders on Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Central).  To request the conference call and hypertext link for the November 12, 2020 virtual meeting please e-mail us at:  RSVP@housingforhouston.com

Whether you can participate in a virtual meeting or not, on an ongoing basis HHA invites its residents, applicants and program stakeholders to provide their comments, recommendations and questions regarding improvements to the way existing Public Housing and Voucher program tenants / residents' rents are designed and calculated and other features of the way these programs are administered.  For comments and/or questions about HHA's EMPOWER Housing proposal, please email us at:  empower@housingforhouston.com

  • A Q&A about the MTW demonstration and HHA's EMPOWER initiative can be accessed  by clicking here
  • Additional information regarding the following topics can be accessed in the link below:
    • Why is HHA pursuing this program?
    • Program Flexibilities
    • All Agencies in the Demonstration Must Continue to Comply With Five Statutory Requirements
    • HUD Monitoring and Oversight

Notice to All Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants: Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Program

Welcome to HHA!        

Welcome to the Houston Housing Authority's website! This website includes information about our many housing programs and affordable housing developments, client services and important contact information. We encourage you to take full advantage of the information provided, so we can do an even better job providing affordable housing opportunities and access to related services to those in need.

The health and safety of those we serve, our employees and partners remains our top priority. For updates, related to COVID-19, please click here.

For questions please contact our customer service center at (713) 260-0500.

Our Mission

To improve lives by providing quality, affordable housing options and promoting education and economic self-sufficiency.

Applicant Portal NOW available to update for Public Housing & Housing Choice Voucher registrants

The Houston Housing Authority has implemented a secure, web-based Applicant Portal tool in an effort to better serve Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) applicants currently on our program waiting lists. The portal allows applicants to access and update their waiting list status information. Click here to login.

The Houston Housing Authority has implemented this Applicant Portal as a secure, web-based tool, in an effort to better serve Public Housing and Section 8 applicants who are currently on our waiting list.  This portal allows applicants to access and update their waiting list status information.

Change to Process for Public Housing

The Houston Housing Authority is no longer accepting paper applications for public housing, at any of its sites or offices. Interested persons are able to submit applications only online, 24-hours a day. Click here for details.

Community Resources

The Houston Housing Authority is committed to providing support to its low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Please visit our Community Resources page to find helpful programs, emergency shelters, and resources in and around Houston.  

City & County Disaster Preparedness Guides

The Houston Housing Authority works in cooperation with its municipal and county partners to provide useful information for housing residents and HCVP participants in advance of local large-scale emergencies. Click the following links for tools, tips, and resources from the City of Houston and Harris County Offices of Emergency Management.

Partner Portal & Direct Deposit

Our new Partner Portal and Direct Deposit for Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) is live now! Partner Portal is your secure, web-based access to unit account information available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You can access your personal profile, payment detail information, inspection results, family re-examinations and 1099s. Annual charges for Partner Portal will be deducted from your HAP Payment on December 1 each year. Click here for more information.

Houston Housing Authority will no longer issue paper checks. Your HAP payments will be deposited directly into your bank account or via debit card. If you are interested in direct deposit, click here to download the required forms and for more information.