In its efforts to provide children with fun, safe places to play, HHA has begun a multi-year campaign to replace playgrounds that need upgrading. The first phase was completed with the installation of new playgrounds at Forest Green and Irvinton Village.

COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Update

The Supreme Court has suspended the Eviction Moratorium

If you are behind on your rent, we highly encourage you to review these links and take action immediately.

Prevent Eviction for Nonpayment of Rent - Take These Actions 

COVID-related Services and Resources Available to You

Take Action to Avoid Eviction

Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

The City of Houston and Harris County are working together to provide $159 million in rent and utilities assistance to families who are struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are being distributed by two agencies with established experience in helping people in need: BakerRipley and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Info on the Houston/Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) can be found here:

For Renters:

For Landlords:

Recertify Your Income (Interim Recertification)

If you have had a decrease in income or change in circumstances, ask HHA to recertify your income. 

The HHA will review your current income and adjust your rent to reflect the change. 

If the change in income was not reported promptly, please provide documentation now - we are processing retroactive rent adjustments

For our residents of Public Housing. If you had a financial hardship, ask HHA if you are eligible for a minimum rent hardship exemption.

Call Center: 713-260-0500 and 713-260-0600 

We encourage you to review these links and take action immediately.

Stay Safe

Welcome to HHA!              

Welcome to the Houston Housing Authority's website! This website includes information about our many housing programs and affordable housing developments, client services and important contact information. We encourage you to take full advantage of the information provided, so we can do an even better job providing affordable housing opportunities and access to related services to those in need.

The health and safety of those we serve, our employees and partners remains our top priority. For updates, related to COVID-19, please click here.

For questions please contact our customer service center at (713) 260-0500.

Our Mission

To improve lives by providing quality, affordable housing options and promoting education and economic self-sufficiency.

Applicant Portal NOW available to update for Public Housing & Housing Choice Voucher registrants

The Houston Housing Authority has implemented a secure, web-based Applicant Portal tool in an effort to better serve Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) applicants currently on our program waiting lists. The portal allows applicants to access and update their waiting list status information. Click here to login.

The Houston Housing Authority has implemented this Applicant Portal as a secure, web-based tool, in an effort to better serve Public Housing and Section 8 applicants who are currently on our waiting list.  This portal allows applicants to access and update their waiting list status information.

Change to Process for Public Housing

The Houston Housing Authority is no longer accepting paper applications for public housing, at any of its sites or offices. Interested persons are able to submit applications only online, 24-hours a day. Click here for details.

Community Resources

The Houston Housing Authority is committed to providing support to its low-income, elderly and disabled residents. Please visit our Community Resources page to find helpful programs, emergency shelters, and resources in and around Houston.  

City & County Disaster Preparedness Guides

The Houston Housing Authority works in cooperation with its municipal and county partners to provide useful information for housing residents and HCVP participants in advance of local large-scale emergencies. Click the following links for tools, tips, and resources from the City of Houston and Harris County Offices of Emergency Management.

Partner Portal & Direct Deposit

Our new Partner Portal and Direct Deposit for Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) is live now! Partner Portal is your secure, web-based access to unit account information available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You can access your personal profile, payment detail information, inspection results, family re-examinations and 1099s. Annual charges for Partner Portal will be deducted from your HAP Payment on December 1 each year. Click here for more information.

Houston Housing Authority will no longer issue paper checks. Your HAP payments will be deposited directly into your bank account or via debit card. If you are interested in direct deposit, click here to download the required forms and for more information.