Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), formerly referred to as Section 8 Housing, is federally funded program that helps subsidize the rent of low-income Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program through the City of Longview Housing Authority.

Unlike Public Housing, the HCVP allows low-income families to select a unit of their choice in the private rental market. This is important because one of the main goals of the HCVP is to help families become self-sufficient by integrating them into the surrounding community. Through the Housing Choice Voucher Program families pay their portion of the rent and Housing pays the difference between the fair market rent and the family's rental amount. Housing subsidized by the LHA must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS) for safety and sanitation as well as City code. Unit rents approved for the program must be determined to fall within the range considered to be Fair Market Rents, as determined by LHA. The HCV Program can be used in single-family housing units, apartment complexes, duplexes, etc. Assistance is provided through the City of Longview Housing Authority. Click here for more information on the Housing Choice
Voucher Program

About the Housing Authority
The Longview Housing Authority (LHA) provides low income families with affordable rental housing that is decent, safe, and sanitary. LHA provides rental assistance to approximately 1250 individuals and families in its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and affordable housing programs.

  • 1202 Housing Choice Vouchers (varies according to funding)
  • 48 Continuum of Care (formerly known as Shelter Plus Care)
  • 41 Tenant Protection Vouchers
  • 41 Litigation Vouchers (DHO)
Service Area
The Longview Housing Authority serves the city of Longview, Beckville, Kilgore, Henderson, and Carthage.

Housing Operations

Last Name Ending A - K Phone Number
Annual Re-Examinations 903-237-1236
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Rental Increases /Decreases  
Zero Income  
Last Name Ending L - Z Phone Number
Annual Re-Examinations 903-237-1069
Interims: Income and Household Changes  
Rental Increases/Decreases  
Zero Income  
Housing Function Phone Number
Assistance Check Training and Inquiries 903-237-1069
Moves 903-237-1234
Portability 903-237-1234
Continuum of Care 903-237-1233
Family Self-Sufficiency 903-237-1233
HCV Homeownership 903-237-1233
Vendor / Landlord Accounts 903-237-1235
Wait List Inquiries 903-237-1235
Inspections 903-237-1237
Direct Deposit Inquiries 903-237-1239
1099s 903-237-1239
Complaints 903-237-1238
VASH 903-237-1239