How To Apply

Public Housing

Application Information

Applications for conventional public housing may be completed online.

Once an application is completed for public housing, applicants are placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of their application, the size of the unit for which they qualify (Public Housing only) and local preference for which they may qualify. The waiting period varies from 18-24 months.

Downloads

The following forms may be printed. No application will be accepted by mail.

Applications may only be submitted Monday through Thursday, 8:30AM to 4:00PM in person at our main office, located at 311C East 7th. St., Taylor, TX 76574. Applications may only be mailed to above address if prior approval has been received.

 

Updates to Applications

Use to report address changes, household member changes and changes in income.

Application Update,Change Request Form

Local Preferences

There are five local preferences for which applicants can qualify. Local preferences are ONLY valid for the head of the household or the co-head of the household. Dependents cannot qualify as a family for a local preference. Please remember that claiming a local preference does not automatically grant you a preference on the wait list. You must submit documentation for review.

Once your preference has been approved, your application will be listed on the wait list with other applicants that have also claimed or qualified for a local preference. Also, a local preference does not mean you will be housed immediately.

In addition, preference documentation will again be reviewed at the time of your screening interview. Your name will be removed from the preference list if your preference documentation is not approved. Your application will then be placed on the non-preference list.

The preferences are:

  1. ELDERLY: If you stated the correct date of birth on the application and you or your spouse are 62 years of age or older, your preference will be noted after your birth certificate has been reviewed.
  2. DISABILITY/HANDICAP: (must provide one of the following)
    • Award Letter from Social Security Office: You must make available to Taylor Housing Authority evidence of your household’s eligibility for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
    • Physician Name, Address, Number: If you are not receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration but feel that you have a physical, mental or emotional impairment that: (A) is expected to be of a long-continued and indefinite duration; (B) substantially impedes your ability to live independently; and (C) is of such a nature that such ability could be improved by more suitable housing conditions, you must provide evidence of your disability by having a physician conclude in his/her professional medical opinion that a disability exists.
  3. DISPLACED FAMILY: A person whose dwelling has been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or otherwise recognized pursuant to Federal disaster relief laws.
  4. HONORABLE DISCHARDED VETERAN: A service member that has received a rating from good to excellent for his or her service. Service members who meet or exceed the required standards of duty performance and personal conduct, and who complete their tours of duty.
  5. WORKING FAMILY: A family member working 20+ hours a week

CUMULATIVE PREFERENCES: Will be applied as follows:

  • Williamson County resident – 10 points
  • Displaced – 10 points
  • Elderly/Disabled – 5 points
  • Honorable Discharged Veteran – 5 points
  • Working Family – 5 points