Housing Division

The Mesquite Housing Office administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. This program is a tenant-based rental assistance program funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). For general information about the program: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/about/fact_sheet.cfm


The mission of the City of Mesquite Housing Division is to encourage independence, provide housing assistance and family stability throughout the city to the families we serve, by following HUD guidelines with consistent, professional customer service and teamwork.


  • To encourage self-sufficiency of participant families and assist in the expansion of family opportunities which address educational, socio-economic, recreational and other human services needs. Learn more about the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS): http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/hcv/fss.cfm
  • To create positive public awareness and expand the level of family, landlord and community support in accomplishing the mission.
  • To attain and maintain a high level of standards and professionalism in our day-to-day management of all program components.


The Section 8 HCV program assists low income families with the cost of housing. Once the eligible family finds a rental unit and the landlord agrees to lease the unit to them, an inspection will be performed to assure it meets housing quality standards. The requested rent must also pass a rent reasonableness test for determining if rent is comparable to other rents in the area or location. Once approved, the Housing Office will enter into a contract with the landlord for making monthly payments on behalf of the family’s rental obligations. This subsidy is the difference between our program’s applicable payment standard and 30 percent of the family’s monthly adjusted income. The family may choose to rent a unit for more or less than the payment standard, but this choice does not change the amount of subsidy. View more information about this program.

The City of Mesquite Housing Office is currently not accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List. Click here for area resources that can assist with affordable housing needs.