HUD Housing | VASH

Panhandle Community Services (PCS) is one of more than 3,300 Housing Authority (HA) agencies that manage public housing units per the “Fair Housing Act”. Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

As a Department of the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Authority, Panhandle Community Services strives to achieve affordable and decent living environments for all people. 

More than 1,900 Section 8 vouchers for rental assistance are issued throughout 26 counties to serve thousands of Texas Panhandle residents.


Families must meet income guidelines that are set by the federal government and make application to the waiting list for the county of their residency. Proof of residency is required. Applicants are pulled from the waiting list by date of application and level of income. 

How to Apply

Application PDF (English) | Application PDF (Spanish)

To apply, contact Panhandle Community Services at 806-372-2531 or 800-676-4727.

During open enrollment, applicants are invited to come to the PCS office at 1809 SW 8th Ave in Amarillo and make application.

Veteran's Affair Signature Housing (VASH)

To combat homelessness among Veterans, Panhandle Community Services—in conjunction with the Veterans Administration—has sixty housing vouchers for veterans. Veterans must be approved by the VA prior to receiving a voucher. Interested veterans must contact the VA to being the application process.


Families in Training (FIT)

The Families in Training Program is a HUD funded, educationally driven self-sufficiency program that was created by Panhandle Community Services in the 1980’s.

The FIT Program is designed to assist families working toward self-sufficiency. The program provides a Section 8 voucher to families where at least one member is actively persuading a post-secondary degree at an accredited educational institution. 

To be eligible for the FIT program, applicants must meet the Section 8 Voucher program requirements; one or more of the family members of the household must be enrolled and actively pursuing a post-secondary degree at an accredited institution; and the family must have at least one minor child living in the household. Proof of residency and school schedule is also required at the time of application.

Applications and information are available at any Panhandle Community Services Center.

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