Macon Housing Authority

2015 Felton Avenue
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia 31201

Macon Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Macon, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs. As of February 24th, 2020, Macon Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Bibb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on March 2nd, 2020. The 2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Macon Housing Authority serves Bibb County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Bibb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1 Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Macon Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Bibb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon. Applications will be accepted from March 2, 2020 at 9:00 am, until March 5, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET.

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

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA Public notice, and its website, as of February 3, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for 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 02/20/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: 2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Macon Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3, 4, and 5 Bedroom apartments is currently open, from June 15, 2018 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

To apply, complete an application on Fridays only at Macon Housing Authority Central Office, located at 2015 Felton Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31201, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (478) 752-5000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/20/2020.

Other Macon Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 1 Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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.

About Macon Housing Authority

More information about Macon Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.maconhousing.com/.

Representatives of Macon Housing Authority may be available by phone at (478) 752-5000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 12/18/2018, Macon Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

For more information, visit the MHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 page here.

Public Housing Program

For more information, visit the MHA Public Housing page here.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program

For more information, visit the MHA RAD page here.


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 3,230 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 2,890 7 258 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $532 $309 $518 $1,325
Monthly Cost $1,537,855 $2,164 $133,723 $33,117

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Macon Housing Authority

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Macon Housing Authority

2009 Vineville

2009 Vineville Ave
Macon, Georgia
Accepts Vouchers

Tindall Senior Towers

1855 Felton Ave
Macon, Georgia
Elderly Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

Murphey Homes

900 A Street
Macon, Georgia

Davis Homes

905 Main St
Macon, Georgia

Anthony Homes

1793 Wren Avenue
Macon, Georgia

Mcafee Towers

1212 Gray Hwy
Macon, Georgia
Subsidized

Pendleton Homes

3401 Houston Ave
Macon, Georgia

Bobby Jones Shakespeare

3720 Maple Ct
Macon, Georgia

Felton Homes

2111 Felton Ave
Macon, Georgia
Subsidized

Tindall Fields I

1850 Tindall Ave
Macon, Georgia

Bowden Homes

2301 Houston Avenue
Macon, Georgia

Mounts Homes

905 Main St
Macon, Georgia

Hunt School Village

990 Kitchens Rd
Macon, Georgia