Housing Choice Voucher Programs

The Corpus Christi Housing Authority operates two (2) types of housing voucher programs. The first, and more well-known is the Tenant Based Voucher Program (also referred to as Section 8), and the other newer type known as the Project Based Voucher Program. Now while both programs are similar, they do have some major differences between the two. Shown below is a chart that depicts the some of the differences. For more detailed information please click on either Housing Choice Tenant-Based Participant Handbook or the Housing Choice Project-Based Participant Guidebook.

****Currently only the Housing Choice Project-Based waiting list remains opens. Interested applicants may apply by clicking HERE


Tenant-Based Voucher

Project-Based Voucher

Waiting List

Currently Closed

Currently Open

Rent Calculation

Rent based on 30% to 40% of income

Rent based on 30% of income

Household Size

Based on family size and composition

Based on family size and composition


Tenant  Choice – in Nueces Co. for first year

Voucher assigned to specific property/unit. After 1st year, family eligible for Tenant-Based Voucher


Units are inspected by our staff at initial and then biannually (every 2 years)

Units inspected by 3rd-party contractor at initial and then biannually 

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