Marietta Housing Authority

95 Cole Street
Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia 30060

Marietta Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Marietta, Georgia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 24th, 2020, Marietta Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Marietta Housing Authority serves Cobb County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Cobb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Marietta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Marietta Housing Authority (MHA) Senior (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit 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 (770) 419-3200.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

Other Marietta Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Cobb County, Georgia Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Marietta Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in October 2015, and before that in October 2013.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available online only. No paper pre-applications were available or accepted.

Due to heavy traffic on the first day of the opening, the MHA website was down for about eight hours. Once the website was functioning again, the pre-application could be accessed.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants will be notified of their waiting list status via email by November 20, 2015.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (770) 419-3200.

Last Updated on 06/06/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Marietta Housing Authority (MHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 07/17/2015.

About Marietta Housing Authority

More information about Marietta Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mariettahousingauthority.org/.

Representatives of Marietta Housing Authority may be available by phone at (770) 419-3200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/24/2020, it is not known if Marietta Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Marietta Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marietta Housing Authority manages 2,617 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 VASH
Vouchers 2,192 44 166 50 149
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $670 $566 $727 $798 $621
Monthly Cost $1,469,350 $24,903 $120,745 $39,877 $92,567

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marietta 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 5% having issued approximately 647 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,844 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 51% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

54% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

92% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 88% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marietta Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 23% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Marietta Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $375 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $943. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $161.



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 Marietta Housing Authority

Branson Walk

312 Victory Dr SE
Marietta, Georgia