Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

If you are currently on the waitlist and would like to check on your status, you must come into the office during regular business hours. While you are on the waitlist, you must notify the housing authority in writing of any changes in your address in our office. If you do not update this information you may lose your place on the waitlist.

Qualification for Assistance:

  • All family members 18 years of age or older must pass a criminal background check;
  • Family must fall within income limits set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ( which are updated annually);
  • Must not owe money to any housing authority;
  • Must have at least one eligible U.S. Citizen as a member of the household;
  • Other housing authority policies may apply





The Port Arthur Housing Authority is looking for Property Owners/Managers that have affordable, safe, and sanitary vacant rental property in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin Counties. The rental property must pass a minimal Housing Quality Standard Inspection.

Housing Choice Voucher property Owners/Managers benefits include:

  • Steady – guaranteed rent payments
  • Reduced turnover
  • Low vacancy rates
  • Free HQS Inspections
  • More responsible tenants
  • Maximum rents paid – depending on rent reasonableness

If you are interested in listing your rental property with us, please contact us @ 409-982-6442 to list your property. Leave your name, address of rental property, number of bedrooms, and a phone number where you can be reached. Or come by our office at 920 De Queen Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640.