Apply for Public Housing

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

Click 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 713.260.0820. 

Click here to download an application for Public Housing (English).

Haga clic aqui para bajar una solicitud de Vivienda Pública.


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). 

Phone - 713.260.0701                                                                                                                                               Fax - 713.260.0820

We do not accept transfers from other Public Housing Authorities.

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 713.260.0706.

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 availability.

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.