It is the mission of the Port Arthur Housing Authority to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and suitable living environment free from discrimination.
The Housing Authority of the City of Port Arthur (PAHA) was established in 1949, and empowered with the responsibility and authority to maintain the Public Housing Program for the City of Port Arthur, Texas. The Section 8 Program was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
The City has the authority to monitor PAHA’s activities and operation through the appointment of a five member commissioner’s board. This board is appointed by the Mayor.
The housing authority staff members are not city employees. Their income and employment is supported through the federal funding of the housing authority.