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Small Housing Authorities

HUD classifies a small housing authority as one who administers less than 500 units. Taylor Housing Authority (THA) is classified as small because we administer 209 housing choice vouchers and manage 43 public housing units, for a total of 252.

THA may be classified as small, but it is a BIG job to administer these programs with a small staff of four and limited financial resources. However, we are fortunate because there many other public housing authorities (PHA’s) with even fewer units and fewer resources. In Texas there are over 400 PHA’s with some of the smaller ones having less than 50 units total!

THA is currently working to bring back the Avery apartments. The Avery apartments were flooded in 2015 and we are in the process of redeveloping them. We have obtained approval from HUD to demolish and redevelopment them. It may seem like a small task, but there are many things involved. Across the country, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is encouraging PHA’s to consider redevelopment under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program. Under this program, PHA’s terminated their contracts with HUD, apply for vouchers for the families who live in them and redevelop the properties with other funding. Yes, it seems like a great idea, but we are expected to do this on our own! More coming soon on small PHA challenges.

New Smoke Free Policy

Public Notice Of Significant Amendment To The Annual/or Five Year PHA Plan

The Housing Authority of the City of Taylor (THA) is amending its Annual and/or Five Year Plan to revise its Smoke Free Policy. Effective July 30, 2018, THA will no longer allow smoking within 25 feet of its property, in apartments or public buildings.

This is a 45 day notice with an opportunity to present public comments regarding this change.

The draft of the proposed policy change is available for review at the THA office at 311C E. 7th ST., Taylor, Texas 76574 and at the THA website at

Comments must be made in writing and presented to the main office located at 311C E. 7th St. Taylor, Texas 76574 or via email to no later than noon on July 23, 2018.

A public hearing will be conducted in the conference room of the THA central office at 1:30 p.m. at the THA office at 311C E. 7th St. Taylor, Texas 76574.


Published 5/30/18

THA Becoming Smoke Free Effective July 30, 2018


May 23, 2018

This is to notify all Taylor Housing Authority residents that a smoke free policy is being implemented effective July 30, 2018.

No smoking will be allowed within 25 feet of, housing authority buildings, within apartments or in any public buildings on the property.  E-Cigarettes will be allowed.

All residents are responsible for making sure that their visitors abide by the rules and residents will asked to sign a form certifying that they have read and received a copy of the Smoke-Free Policy. The policy will be distributed after final approval. Failure to abide by the policy can lead to termination of your lease.

Please contact the office at (512) 352-3231, ext. 110 if you should have any questions.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to keep Mary Olson a safe and healthy place to live!

Taylor Housing Authority