Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
The Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) program provides project-based rental assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities linked with long term services. The program is made possible through a partnership between TDHCA, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and eligible multifamily properties. The Section 811 PRA program creates the opportunity for persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible through the coordination of voluntary services and providing a choice of subsidized, integrated rental housing options.
The program is available only in specific metropolitan areas (PDF). More information can be found at Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs website (https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/section-811-pra/index.htm)
Brochures and posters for the program are available.
Affordable Housing – Section 811 (PDF in English)
Affordable Housing – Section 811 (Text version PDF in English)
Affordable Housing – Section 811 (PDF in Spanish)
Affordable Housing – Section 811 (Text version PDF in Spanish)
Section 811 poster (English and Spanish) (PDF)
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program — This program provides rental assistance payments on behalf of eligible low-income individuals and families, including people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Rental Assistance Providers — This link is useful to locate organizations in your community that may operate rental assistance programs.
Vacancy Clearinghouse — The Clearinghouse lists programs to help developers build affordable housing. The link can assist in locating an apartment in your community.
Housing Resource Clearinghouse — This resource helps find organizations in your area that provide financial assistance for home buying, paying rent or repairing your home. You can also find assistance for utility bill payments, services for people who are homeless and other services for low-income Texans.
TDHCA Interactive — This link provides lists and describes interactive tools to help visitors find and use information concerning housing and community affairs issues.
Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) — TDHCA makes program funds available throughout the year to qualifying applicants for a range of housing and related activities. The department announces these funding opportunities through "Notices of Funding Availability" posted on this website and distributed via the department's e-mail list. You can sign up for the department’s e-mail list on this website.
Texas Low Income Housing Information Service
The Texas Low Income Housing Information Service is a private non-profit organization with a mission to support low-income Texans— efforts to achieve the American dream of a decent, affordable home in a quality neighborhood. To assist people in finding affordable housing in Texas, the popular Texas Housing Counselor has been reintroduced to their website. With the Texas Housing Counselor, you answer simple questions about yourself and your family and this powerful resource will provide you with several affordable housing options located in the community of your choice.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
This link to the HUD website provides information on how to locate a public housing authority in your community, the types of rental assistance programs that are available, information about your rights and responsibilities, and how to search for apartment complexes in your community.
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development (USDA/RD)
This is the link to USDA/RDs main website includes information about programs offered in Texas. This site can also be used to locate local offices in Texas.
Locate an apartment financed by USDA/RD — The USDA/RD provides financial programs that are used to develop affordable apartment complexes. These housing units are designed to serve the needs of a specific community, to provide rental housing for people who are elderly, families and mixed-use complexes.