The federally funded Low-Rent Public Housing Program provides
quality, affordable rental housing for families, seniors, and
persons with disabilities at developments that are owned and
managed by the Housing Authority. The agency owns and manages 25
public housing and tax credit developments around the city.
Pursuant to program requirements, residents typically pay about
30 percent of their annual adjusted income for rent. Utility
allowances are provided for households residing in developments
where tenants are responsible for their own utilities. All Public
Housing rules and policies can be found in the
Admissions & Continuing Occupancy Policy. Please
click here to view the ACOP
here for a listing of the Housing Authority's Public Housing
Communities, including the four senior communities.
Applying for Public Housing
The HHA office accepts applications in person Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by fax at
here to download an application for Public Housing
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The Public Housing office is located at:
2640 Fountain View
Drive, Suite 230
Houston, TX 77057
If you live outside the city limits and are unable to download
an application online, you can request an application be mailed to
you (request by phone, fax or email through the Contact
Us page - Public Housing).
Fax - 713.260.0820
We do not accept transfers from other Public Housing
Senior Communities Inquiries
HHA has three public housing senior communities. The
average wait period for these communities is 6 to 9 months.
To learn more about these and how to apply, please contact the
waiting list staff at 713.260.0701, 713.260.0718 or
Wait List Information
Unfortunately, the Housing Authority lacks sufficient housing
supply to meet the demand for public housing units. The average
waiting period for public housing is 18 months to 2 years for
everyone under the age of 62. For 1-bedroom apartments, that wait
time is typically longer than 2 years. For seniors, the average
wait time is 6 to 9 months. You will be housed according to
You have the right to accept or decline the public housing
offer. Clients who decline our offer will be withdrawn from
the waiting list and will not be eligible to reapply until 1 year
after the withdrawn date.
To check on the status of your Public Housing application,
please contact the Public Housing Operations office by phone at
713.260.0701, 713.260.0718 or 713.260.0706, or by email on the Contact Us page -
Public Housing Wait List.