How to Apply

The Section 8 Waiting List is Closed!

You may apply for Public Housing through our Online Application System.

Applicants may apply for our programs online at our website,   Just follow the “Online Application System” link and enter an application for each program that you are interested in, and you’re done!   You can return to the site to check your status on the waiting list, or to make changes to your application. 

If you prefer to apply in person, applications are taken Monday through Friday at the BHA Admissions Office located at 1890 Laurel in Beaumont, Texas.  Applications for Pointe North or Regent I are only accepted at the leasing offices located at each property.  

Due to the popularity of our programs, the waiting lists often close.   If the program you are interested in is currently closed, please keep checking our website and the local newspapers for announcements on when applications will be accepted. 

Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected based on:

  • BHA has established two preferences.  These preferences allow eligible applicants to move through the waiting list more quickly. 


    • Veterans Preference: Veteran families will be given a preference on the Public Housing and Section 8 waiting lists.  BHA defines   “veteran” as a Head of Household that was honorably discharged or who is currently on active duty with the following branches   of service:  Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and the National Guard (if deployed during war).  This definition also in  cludes the spouse of a veteran who is currently on active duty, or the widow of a veteran who was killed in action.
    • Working Preference: Working families will be giving preference on the Public Housing waiting lists.   BHA defines “working”   as Head of Household is employed at least 30 hours per week, or involved in a work readiness program or other education endeav  or for at least 30 hours per week, or who fulfills 30 hours per week by a combination of work and education.  Applicants who are   elderly or disabled will be given the benefit of the working preference by virtue of HUD regulation.
    • Date and Time of Application
    • Availability of size and type of unit needed as defined by BHA policy

Income Limits (as of December 18, 2013)

Family Size

Section 8 Income Limit

Public Housing Income Limit


























If you have any questions regarding the Application Process or the Status of your Application, please call 409-951-7200 or email your questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the Compliance Department.