The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers housing assistance to residents of the City of Lubbock through a local agency known as The Housing Authority of the City of Lubbock (LHA). In this capacity, LHA is the owner and manager of approximately 304 housing units scattered throughout Lubbock. These units provide housing for low income families, the elderly and disabled individuals at rents they can afford. Tenants of public housing units pay 30% of their income toward their rent. Any additional costs are subsidized with federal funding. Through this program, up to 1159 Lubbock families can receive rental assistance, although our current budget only allows us to assist about 900 families

Resident Selection Criteria

2020 Income eligibility limits for the Lubbock area are listed below:

FY 2020 Income Limit Category 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
Very Low (50%) Income Limits
$23,500
$26,850
$30,200
$33,550
$36,250
$38,950
$41,650
$44,300
Extremely Low Income Units
$14,150
$17,240
$21,720
$26,200
$30,680
$35,160
$39,640
$44,120
Low (80%) Income Units $37,600
$43,000
$48,350
$53,700
$58,000
$62,300
$66,600
$70,900

In addition to income limitations, other criteria include, but may not be limited to:

  • A fully completed application must be made with management.
  • Third party verification is done on all items completed on the application. False information will be reason for automatic rejection.
  • Applicants who are not able to have utilities connected in their name will be rejected.
  • Applicants and household members must pass a criminal background investigation. (Policy available at LCHA office).
  • Applicants will be notified by letter of acceptance or rejection of application.
  • 75% of Section 8 Vouchers must be issued to families at or below the Extremely Low Income Limit
NEW RESIDENT HANDBOOK
HUD HOUSING FACT SHEET
SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER
HUDS CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
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