Macon Housing Authority
1404 S Missouri Street, #218
Macon, Macon County, MO


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Macon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 18th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Macon Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 18th, 2015.

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 104 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the MHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1404 S Missouri St., #218, Macon, MO 63552, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the MHA office at (660) 385-5781 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Macon Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 104 affordable rental units. It also administers 0 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Macon 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 No units, meaning it administers Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Macon Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (100%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (0%) to that of all housing authorities in Missouri, Macon 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 smaller than the average housing authority in Missouri.

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, Macon Housing Authority scored an average of 79 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2007 and a low score of 54 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Missouri is 76.94.

Macon Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Missouri 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 Macon Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/20/10 Plan
2008 4/16/08 Plan
2007 5/1/07 Plan
2006 5/31/06 Plan
2005 5/26/05 Plan
2004 6/7/04 Plan
2003 7/18/03 Plan
2002 5/23/02 Plan
2001 5/22/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan