Estimates of housing voucher cuts for each Texas city under President’s budget

Thanks to research by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, we can now see the effects that President Trump’s proposed 2018 cuts to the budget of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would have on Texas communities.

The HUD Housing Choice Voucher program serves some of the neediest households. Most voucher holders earn less than 30 percent of the local area median family income (AMFI), which puts them into an income category described as Extremely Low Income (ELI).

A report published last week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, concluded that Texas has a massive shortage of affordable housing units available to households earning at or below 30 percent AMFI. Statewide, Texas has only 29 housing units available and affordable for every 100 ELI households. The report concludes that Texas has an ELI housing deficit of a staggering 626,192 housing units. In Texas as a whole, more than 7 in 10 ELI households pay more than half of their income for housing.

Yet under President Trump’s proposed budget, Texas would lose 13,280 housing vouchers.

The Houston and Harris County Housing Authorities would lose a combined 1,961 vouchers; Dallas and Dallas County would lose 1,874. The numbers for voucher loss in each city below reflect an estimated 9 percent reduction for each housing authority (HA), based here on voucher leasing for October through December of 2016.

These cuts in housing vouchers are in addition to the major cuts to the Public Housing Operating and Capital grants called for in the President’s budget. Other cuts include elimination of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), elimination of the HOME block grants and a number of major reductions to other HUD programs.

Austin HA -488
El Paso HA -478
Forth Worth -459
Houston HA -1,546
San Antonio -1,133
Brownsille HA -193
Corpus Christi HA -111
Dallas HA -1,504
Waco HA -224
Laredo HA -113
Baytown -61
Texarkana -40
Del Rio HA -54
Galveston HA -138
Lubbock HA -75
Eagle Pass -36
Brownwood HA -36
Beaumont HA -148
San Benito HA -30
McKinney HA -27
McAllen HA -116
Mercedes HA -26
Taylor -11
Texas City HA -69
Port Arthur HA -266
Bay City -13
Orange HA -74
Breckenridge -8
Cisco HA -4
Jefferson HA -1
Mission HA -64
Paris HA -25
Pittsburgh HA -2
Weslaco HA -43
Edinburg HA -76
Alamo HA -11
Harlingen HA -72
Gainesville HA -30
Pharr HA -74
Quanah -8
Killeen -7
Gonzales HA -2
Victoria HA -24
San Marcos -21
Rockwall HA -3
Edna HA -8
Crystal City HA -9
Burkburnett -1
Kingsville HA -51
Plano HA -70
Cameron HA -9
DeKalb Secton 8 Voucher -5
Kenedy -3
Beeville -20
Merkel HA -1
Robstown HA -16
Mathis HA -8
Port Isabel HA -8
Sinton HA -8
Nixon HA -1
Donna HA -23
Alice -14
Tulia HA -2
Floydada -6
Floresville -7
Baird HA -4
Falfurrias HA -8
Edcouch HA -4
Los Fresnos HA -8
Pleasanton -6
Devine HA -3
Wills Point -3
Elsa HA -11
Poteet HA -2
Edgewood -3
Slaton -6
Bastrop HA -2
Marble Falls HA -19
Georgetown HA -9
Smithville HA -4
Alto HA -4
Alpine -5
Mineral Wells HA -15
Carrizo Springs -8
Gregory HA -3
Seguin -24
Cuero -5
Aransas Pass HA -17
Round Rock HA -8
Abilene HA -152
HA of Brenham City -6
Pearsall -7
Cotulla HA -4
Tatum HA -6
New Braunfels -24
Weatherford HA -43
Schertz HA -14
Burnet  HA -8
Rusk HA -13
Duval Co -8
Elgin -4
Palacios HA -3
La Grange HA -5
Denton HA -134
Port Lavaca -6
Starr Co HA -14
Dilley HA -1
Uvalde HA -13
Grapevine HA -264
El Paso Co HA -11
Arlington HA -316
Grande Prairie HA -251
Garland -132
Mesquite HA -120
Anthony -40
Pasadena -91
Harris Co HA -415
Boerne -6
Hidalgo HA -4
San Juan HA -11
La Joya HA -11
Roma HA -9
Bexar Co HA -156
Willacy Co HA -5
Odessa -67
Tyler HA -89
Marshall -36
Grayson Co HA -27
Longview -89
Walker Co HA -22
San Angelo -63
Amarillo -111
Travis Co HA -50
Panhandle Comm Serv -128
Central Texas Council of Gov’ts -198
Rosenberg HA -41
HA of the Co of Brazoria TX -54
Big Spring HA -23
Nacogdoches HA -91
Anderson Co HA -20
Terrell HA -41
Cleburne HA -21
Hidalgo Co HA -64
Wichita Falls HA Prog -82
Ark-Tex Council of Gov’ts -111
Stockton PHA -9
Liberty Co -21
Cameron Co HA -89
Jim Hogg Co HA -5
Deep East TX Council of Gov’ts -163
South Plains Reg HA -33
Jacksonville HA -12
Athens HA -20
Greenville  HA -64
Electra HA -1
Brazos Council of Gov’ts -133
Balch Springs HA -3
Midland Co HA -35
Lamesa HsgProject -9
Hale Co HA -27
Texoma Council Gov’ts -46
Ralls HA -4
Dallas Co HA -370
Montgomery Co HA -32
Alamo Area Council of Gov’ts -79

(Image at top from Center for Budget and Policy Priorities)