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Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

HCV Program Wait Lists Opening

The Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville (HACB) will open the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program wait lists. The wait lists are:

  • Voucher Program (also known as Section 8)
  • Villa Del Sol High Rise (Elderly/Disabled Applicants Only)
  • Sunset Haven Apartments (Elderly/Disabled Applicants Only)
  • Citrus Gardens Apartments.

How the HACB will take Applications

You will have two options to submit your application:

Option 1. You can apply online. The Applicant Portal link will be active on February 6, 2017 in HACB’s web page. For more information on how to apply online click here.

Option 2. The HACB will also be taking applications in person every day while the wait lists are open. We will take the first fifty (50) applicants on a first come, first served basis. The 50 application forms will be numbered 1-50 with the date and time issued and must be returned the same day before 12:00 noon Central Time.

Application dates are Monday February 6, 2017 @ 8:00 a.m. through

Friday February 10, 2017 @ 12:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time)

Applications must be submitted in person to:

2606 Boca Chica Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78521

Fax Number: (956) 541-1407



Application forms that are not returned the same day they were issued will be voided.

What’s the difference among the lists?

The Voucher Program is tenant-based assistance. An applicant may use his/her voucher in any rental unit within City of Brownsville city limits in which the landlord accepts Voucher rental assistance (the majority of the apartment complexes in Brownsville accept Voucher rental assistance).

The other three wait lists are for the Villa Del Sol High Rise, Sunset Haven Apartments and Citrus Gardens Apartments. These three complexes operate in the Project Based Voucher (PBV) Program. Like the program name indicates, the assistance is based in the unit, not the person.

If you apply and are housed at any of these three PBV complexes you must reside there for at least one year. If after this, you wish to transfer to a different complex in the City of Brownsville you will be placed on a wait list of PBV families that want to transfer to the regular Voucher Program.

Villa del Sol is the 14-story high-rise in the downtown area and Sunset Haven is located off of Central Boulevard. These are both designated for elderly/disabled applicants only. Citrus Gardens Apartments is located on Grapefruit Street (next to Faulk Middle School). Citrus Gardens serves the general public.


Placement on the HCV Wait List

hacb_pic1 A wait list must be maintained when the number of applications exceeds the number of vouchers available. Applicants will be placed on the wait list according to any preference(s) for which they qualify, and the date and time of their complete application is received by the HACB.


Final application/screening process


When the applicant’s name comes up on the wait list, the family will be notified.  An application interview will be scheduled to begin the process of completing your eligibility.  All information provided to HACB by the applicant, will then be verified for accuracy and eligibility status.


Eligibility and Program Rules

A full explanation of all the eligibility requirements and program rules can be found in HACB’s HCV Administrative Plan.

DISCLAIMER: Any other website that claims to accept housing applications or monies on behalf of the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville is a fraudulent website. There is never a fee to apply for any program operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville. Please report any such activity to us.