Marianna Housing Authority
2912 Albert Street
Marianna, Jackson County, FL


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Marianna Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 6th, 2017.

Please note: The Marianna Housing Authority covers Jackson County, FL.

The Marianna Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on September 19, 2016 at 8:00 am ET, and will remain open for six months.

Please note: The expected closing date is March 20, 2017, but this date may change. We previously misidentified this date as March 20, 2016, but have corrected this error.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 2912 Albert St, Marianna, FL 32448.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the MHA at the address above, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

The following documentation is required of all household members: Birth date, Social Security Card, income, and government issued ID for all adults.

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the MHA public notice, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (850) 482-3512.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Marianna Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Marianna Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers one apartment community with 79 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 2912 Albert St., Marianna, FL 32448, during normal office hours.

Once you have completed your application, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 850-482-3512, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Marianna Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 79 affordable rental units. It also administers 117 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Marianna Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Marianna Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (40%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (60%) to that of all housing authorities in Florida, Marianna Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Florida.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Marianna Housing Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 62 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Florida is 75.77.

Marianna Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Florida housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Marianna Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/21/10 Plan
2008 8/12/08 Plan
2007 10/11/07 Plan
2006 6/23/06 Plan
2005 4/18/05 Plan
2004 4/19/04 Plan
2003 5/9/03 Plan
2002 5/6/02 Plan
2001 8/9/01 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan