Gainesville Housing Authority is located in Gainesville, Texas, 6 miles south of the Red River, at the Texas/Oklahoma line. Gainesville is known as the “Front Porch of Texas”. We are home to the nation’s only Medal of Honor Host City program. Gainesville has a population of approximately 16,000, and is home to the North Central Texas College main campus, as well as Frank Buck Zoo and Water Park. GHA’s office is located right past downtown, off California between the railroad crossing and bridge.
Gainesville Housing Authority was formed in 1961 to help with the growing need of low-income housing assistance for the families in Cooke County. We currently administer 416 vouchers through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. We also started the Section 8 New Construction program, to purchase, build or rehabilitated structures for our seniors and families in need. We currently operate 196 units under this program.