Housing Assistance


As of JANUARY 1, 2022 the waiting list for Section 8 housing vouchers is closed. Please check back regularly for up to date notifications about the waiting list re-opening.

CHA Staff is working normal hours; current participants and applicants may submit documents by mail, e-mail ([email protected]), or use the drive-thru night depository for the building.

Cleburne Housing's mission is to provide rental assistance to the elderly, disabled, and very low income while promoting safe, decent, and sanitary housing conditions and managing resources efficiently. The housing jurisdiction is the city limits of Cleburne.

Cleburne Housing  Agency (CHA) will comply with all federal, state, and local non-discrimination laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations governing fair housing and equal opportunity.

CHA does not provide any form of emergency housing assistance.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program allows participants the freedom to select where they want to live within the housing authority's jurisdiction. The program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eligible families will pay approximately 30% of their adjusted income towards rent. Participants choose housing that is program eligible (may be house, apartment, duplex, etc.) and located within the City limits of Cleburne. Compliance is determined by an inspection of the unit. Cleburne Housing pays a portion of the family's rent directly to the landlord each month (based on the family's income). The amount of rental assistance will change if the family's income changes.


Families are eligible when their total income does not exceed HUD's very low income limits and they meet other eligibility criteria as outlined in our local Administrative Plan. Eligibility requirements include:
  • Must qualify as a family
  • Have an income within the very low income limits
  • Meet citizenship / eligible immigrant criteria
  • Sign all consent authorization forms