Does the Garland Housing Agency offer the Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership program?

Yes, however to be eligible for the Garland Housing Agency home ownership program, a family must meet the following criteria:

  • The family must be a current voucher program participant for at least one year.
  • The family must qualify as a first-time homeowner (no member of the family has had any ownership interest in a principal residence in the past 5 years).
  • The annual income of at least one adult family member who will own the home must be equal to or greater $10,300.
  • For disabled families annual income must be equal to the monthly Federal Supplemental Security Income times 12.
  • If any family member has previously defaulted on a mortgage when participating in the voucher home ownership option, the family is ineligible for the homeownership option.
  • Except for cooperative members who have acquired cooperative ownership shares to commencement of home ownership assistance, no family member may have a present ownership interest in a residential property.
  • The family must also satisfy any other initial eligibility requirements established by the Garland Housing Agency.
  • The family can have any repayment agreements with the Garland Housing Agency or any other housing agency/authority.

Please contact your case worker for more details and how to apply.

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1. What if I have a fair housing complaint against my current landlord?
2. What are the income limits for receiving Section 8 Rental Assistance?
3. What are the latest utility allowances?
4. Who is responsible for the security deposit or deposit on utilities?
5. How much rent does a Housing Choice Voucher holder pay?
6. Must a landlord rent to a Housing Choice Voucher holder if there is a unit available?
7. Can a Housing Voucher be transferred to another agency?
8. Who finds the unit to live in?
9. What area(s) does Garland Housing cover?
10. Can a person take an application home to fill out in advance?
11. If a family is on the waiting list in another city, can it transfer to the Garland Housing Agency waiting list?
12. Does a Voucher holder have to live in an apartment?
13. How many Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers are available through the City of Garland Housing Agency?
14. How much is the deposit on a unit?
15. Is an individual eligible for housing if he/she has a job?
16. How long does it take to get rental assistance once a family is on the waiting list?
17. What if there is an emergency?
18. What do we bring when we apply?
19. How do you get on the Garland Housing Agency waiting list?
20. How does an individual or family get on Section 8 in Garland?
21. Does the City of Garland have public housing?
22. How does Section 8 Rental Assistance differ from public housing?
23. Does the Garland Housing Agency offer the Housing Choice Voucher Home Ownership program?