Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
Important Notice & Application
The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo currently has applications available for the HCV (Section 8) Program. Applications may be picked up at the office located at 1800 N. Texas Blvd. Weslaco, TX or may be downloaded from our website by click on in the button bellow. The Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo’s jurisdictional area is within the County of Hidalgo. Housing Assistance is not available within the cities of McAllen, Edinburg, Pharr & Mercedes.
Complete applications must be submitted in person Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Deadline to submit applications is extended to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. For the safety of our employees and the public, there will be a designated slot for the return of the applications. Applications will not be accepted by fax or mail.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as 'Section 8', is a federal program that provides financial assistance to those who qualify. The program helps low income families and individuals, the elderly, and persons with disabilities by paying a portion of their monthly rent due to landlords.
How it Works
A person selected to participate in Section 8 HCV Program is issued a housing choice voucher and then has 60 days to locate suitable housing for the family's needs in the private rental market. The family also has the option to remain in their current location if the unit meets the requirements.
Once the family selects a unit, our Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspector must inspect the unit before initial leasing (and at least annually thereafter) to ensure that the unit meets HUD’s housing quality standards (HQS). The Housing Agency will then pay a rental subsidy each month to the landlord or property owner on behalf of the family participating in the Section 8 HCV Program.
Landlords that participate in the HCV Program (S8) may often screen your credit and rental history prior to leasing. If discrepancies are found, your tenancy may be rejected.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
What is FSS?
A 5 year program established by the Housing Authority of the County of Hidalgo (HACH) to promote economic Self-Sufficiency among participating eligible families receiving housing assistance.
"Eligible Families" mean a family that receives assistance under Section 8 HCV Program that is willing to participate and enter into a 5-year FSS Contract of Participation.
Section 8 HCV Program
When the waiting list is open, you can download our application for our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. If you have questions or want more information feel free to contact us during our office hours.
Section 8 HCV Manager
1800 N. Texas Blvd.
Weslaco, TX. 78599
Phone: (956) 968-8669
Fax: (956) 447-2851
Attention Families Looking for Section 8 Voucher Assistance
Watch out for SCAMS! Reportedly, there are Internet Sites claiming to be application sites for voucher assistance. They are taking fees and personal information from people claiming to put them on waiting lists. These are BOGUS! The only way you can apply for voucher assistance is directly through a local housing authority. In Texas, visit the following website to find the applicable housing authority: