Housing Choice Voucher Program
Eligible families, who are selected from a waiting list, may choose a unit in an area that the Housing Choice Voucher Program serves when an owner is willing to participate in the housing program. Eligible families must pay at least 30% of their adjusted monthly income for rent and utilities. The program will pay the balance to the landlord, as long as the total rent and utility allowances are at or below a payment standard. If the rent is too high, the applicant may be required to find a unit with a lower monthly rent.
Highest priority goes to:
- Working Applicants- must be employed for at least 90 consecutive days at time of eligibility screening.
- Elderly individual/families
- Disabled individual/families
- Date and time of application
The unit a family selects must meet Housing Quality Standards. Housing staff will inspect the unit before any assistance is paid. The unit will further be inspected at least once a year, as long as assistance is being paid. The unit must always meet federal guidelines by maintaining decent, safe, and sanitary conditions.
A unit must pass inspection before it will be considered for the program. Please use this inspection check list as a guide to determine if your selected unit can be approved for program participation. Click here
Be mindful of possible rental scams when looking for a place to live.
Currently have a voucher and looking for a place to live?
See our Apartment Guide for a list of some of the apartment complexes in Wichita County that accept Housing Choice vouchers.
Eligible Units for the Disabled
If you are looking for a unit to accommodate the needs of a person with disabilities, the Housing Authority is committed to providing services and resources to help you. The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies to ensure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. The Housing Authority is neither affiliated with, nor endorses the National Accessible Housing Clearing House.
Lead Based Paint
If you are living in a house or apartment built before 1978 and have children living with you under the age of 6, you should know about the hazards of lead-based paint. Click here
Eligible Income Limits
The total gross annual income of a participant must be at or below 50% of the Wichita Falls Area Median Income (AMI). Eligibility Income Spreadsheet
The Housing Choice Voucher Program is guided by regulations from the Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as local policies. Public Housing Agency Five Year Plan and the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.
Need Further Assistance?
This Resource List includes information for both low income housing resources as well as other organizations that can help.
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