Macon Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

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Open: Bibb County, Georgia Section 8 HCV

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from March 27, 2023 at 9:00 am, until March 29, 2023 at 4:00 pm EST.

To apply during the opening period, call (478) 752-5257 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly/Disabled head of household
  • Veteran's preference
  • Regular household

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA public notice on March 8, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Bibb County, Georgia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (478) 752-5257.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/27/2023.

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Closed: 2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 15, 2018, until an unconfirmed close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application on Fridays only at Macon Housing Authority Central Office.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Working, disabled, elderly, households with other types of income, and homeless households living in a shelter.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA Public Housing page, or the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Macon Housing Authority, as of April 22, 2020.

Last Updated on 04/22/2020.

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Closed: 1 Bedroom Public Housing

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1 Bedroom units is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA Public Housing page, or the MHA website.

Last Updated on 02/20/2020.

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About Macon Housing Authority

2015 Felton Avenue, Macon, GA | Visit Website | (478) 752-5000

Macon Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 4,482 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

In addition, Macon Housing Authority offers other programs for eligible households, including:

  • Family Self-Sufficiency
  • Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Macon Housing Authority is located in Bibb County, GA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Macon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Macon Housing Authority manages 3,222 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,936 5 216 20 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $535 $282 $559 $649 $566
Monthly Cost $1,571,940 $1,409 $120,723 $12,976 $5,096
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 15% having issued approximately 221 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,183 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

95% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Macon Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 51% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Macon Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $290 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $575. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.