Currently, we are accepting applications for Stonehaven Apartments
and Shady Oaks Apartments only. THE SECTION 8 WAITING LIST IS
CLOSED AND WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE REOPENING OUR WAITING LIST UNTIL
If you qualify, we will show you an apartment. You do not have
a choice of which apartment you would like to rent. We will offer
you one apartment and you will have seven days to accept or reject
that apartment. If you decide NOT to rent that apartment, you
will be taken off the waiting list.
If you decide to rent the apartment, we will work with you to
set up a date for move in. You will sign a lease, pay any prorated
rent and security deposit you need to, and receive your keys.
Do you have emergency housing?
The Georgetown Housing Authority does not provide ANY type of
emergency assistance or preferential assistance.
Where am I on the waiting list?
You will need to contact the management office to determine where
you are on the waiting list. You can either call the office or
write us at P. O. Box 60, Georgetown TX 78627 for your place
on the waiting list. SECTION 8 APPLICANTS: YOU MUST REQUEST YOUR
WAITING LIST POSITION IN WRITING. PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
I have a voucher and I want to move to Georgetown. What do I do?
First, you must contact your current Section 8 caseworker. They
will contact our Section 8 office and notify us of your plan
to move. They will also fax paperwork to our office. Once they
do, the Section 8 specialist will contact you to set up an appointment.
Georgetown Housing Authority accepts all Section 8 tenants who
want to move to Georgetown. For more information, please call
512.869.6918. To fax information, send it to
Do you have a Home Ownership Program?
GHA does NOT have a Home Ownership Program at this time.
I want to be a landlord on the Section 8 program. How can I
list my unit?
The first step in renting your property to a Housing Choice Voucher
participant is to review a property owner checklist and complete
rental listing form.
The rental listing form allows the GHA
to get information about your vacancy and advertise it to our
clients who are moving. Once GHA posts your listing, clients
will then contact you about renting your property. You will show
them the property and conduct your normal screening process in
selecting a tenant. If you decide to lease to an assisted client,
they will give you their moving packet to complete, which includes
some forms that will get you set up as a vendor in our program
and an inspection form that allows GHA to come out and approve
the property. To see more information about the process, please
Owner Information Packet. If you have further questions, contact
Shannon Kelly at 512.869.6918.
What are the HQS standards for HCV (S8) inspections?
Download the HQS checklist
What are the current utility allowances for the HCV (S8) Program?
View the current utility allowances
How much will my rent be?
Your rent will be approximately 30% of your gross monthly income.
Depending on several things, your rent could be higher or lower,
but not by much.
here for more detailed information on how your rent is calculated in the Public Housing and Section 8 programs.
here for more detailed information on how your rent is calculated in the Section 8 New Construction program.
What is the difference between Section 8, Public Housing, and
Section 8 New Construction?
The Section 8 program allows a tenant to live in a private unit
with a private landlord. Tenants in the Section 8 program pay
approximately 30% of their income towards rent, and the Housing
Authority pays the rest. Tenants in the Section 8 program also
are responsible for paying their own utilities, although they
do receive assistance from the Housing Authority in the form
of a “Utility Allowance”. This is the most popular
housing program we have, since tenants can choose to live anywhere
Public Housing are apartments that the Housing Authority owns
and manages. Residents pay the same percentage of their income
for rent, but you do not have the option of where you want to
live. The apartments typically do not have central air conditioning
or carpeting like regular apartments, but are very nice units
with full kitchens, baths and bedrooms. The Georgetown Housing
Authority has one public housing property called Stonehaven Apartments.
Section 8 New Construction is a program that is very similar
to Public Housing where tenants must live on property to receive
rent assistance. GHA manages one New Construction property, Shady