Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing, typically for extremely low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. Today in the United States, there are approximately 1.2 million households living in public housing units.
Effective April 16, 2018, the public housing waiting list is closed.
If and when the list reopens, applicants that apply, are placed on the waiting list for an apartment based on the number of people in their family. Applicants can expect to be on the waiting list for three (3) to eighteen (18) months.
Once an apartment becomes vacant, the Housing Authority will interview the next person on the waiting list to determine eligibility for our program. Eligibility is based on a number of items, including income, criminal background, prior rental history, and debts owed to other public housing agencies. If an applicant meets all the eligibility criteria, they are offered the next available apartment as their new home.
The Housing Authority of the City of Texarkana, Texas has five public housing properties that are home to over 330 families. We are proud of our communities and our residents.