Low Income Public Housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers federal aid to residents of the City of Port Arthur through its housing agency known as The Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur (PAHA). In this capacity, PAHA is the owner and manager of approximately 302 housing units scattered throughout Port Arthur. These units provide decent 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 PAHA is currently assisting over 302 households who have an average monthly rent of about $458.

Jefferson County, TX

2010 Income Limit Area 1-person 2-person 3-person  4-person  5-person  6-person  7-person  8-person
 Jefferson County MSA $30,650   $35,000 $39,400 $43,750 $47,250  $50,750 $54,250  $57,750 
 Minimum Bedrooms  1  2 3 3 3
 Maximum Bedrooms  1  2 3  3


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 PAHA office).


Applicants will be notified by letter of acceptance or rejection of application.

Application Process:

The Port Arthur Housing Authority accepts applications for Public Housing, Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The application is for Lake View Palms Apartments.

Lakeview Palms (Townhomes)


Lakeview Palms
5200 Gulfway
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Newly built in 2010, 1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments, features include Central A/C & Heating, Refrigerators, Range, Microwave, Workout Facility, Laundry Room, Computer Lab, and is a gated property.