Opening Section 8 Waitlist
Lubbock Housing Authority is opening the Section 8 Voucher Waitlist and will begin distributing and receiving applications on April 19, 2018 at 7:00 A.M. Applications may be obtained in person at 1708 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401 or from the Housing Authority website at lubbockha.org . The Waitlist will remain open until further notice. Applications must be submitted in person at 1708 Crickets Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79401. This is not a lottery and applicants with completed applications will be placed on the Waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are a person with disabilities that limit your ability to participate in this process, please contact the Lubbock Housing Authority to request a reasonable accommodation.
The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock is a public agency that provides subsidized housing to low and moderate income individuals and families. The Authority administers two distinct housing programs, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock manages 357 units of Public Housing that includes 48 units designated for elderly and an additional 957 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
Inside the Housing Authority of Lubbock
History of The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock
The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock was established in 1941, and empowered with the responsibility and authority to maintain the Public Housing Program for the City of Lubbock, Texas. The Section 8 Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
Low Income Public Housing
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to residents of the City of Lubbock through it’s housing agency known as The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock. In this capacity, LHA is the owner and manager of approximately 367 housing units scattered throughout Lubbock.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program allows low income citizens to find their own places to rent in Lubbock. Voucher holders are free to choose any house that meets minimum health and safety standards. Once a family finds a home that they wish to rent, LHA must inspect it to make sure that it meets HUD’s housing quality standards.