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

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

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's Resident Council / Leadership on Wednesday, October 21 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Central); and
  • HHA residents / tenants and program stakeholders on Wednesday, October 28 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Central).  To request the conference call and hypertext link for the October 28 virtual meeting please e-mail us at:

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:

  • 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


To learn about your voting rights, access, eligibility for Vote by Mail and local polling places in Harris County, visit Early voting will occur between Oct. 13 and Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3. 


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.