Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

215 Sycamore St
Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa 52761

Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Muscatine, Iowa that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 23rd, 2019, Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Muscatine County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency serves Muscatine County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Muscatine County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Muscatine County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from November 1, 2016 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice. It was last open from February 2015 until May 2015.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here. Select the "printable application" link in the "About the Voucher" section.
  2. Pick up an application at the MMHA office in Muscatine City Hall, located at 215 Sycamore St, Muscatine, IA 52761, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm; and from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm.
  3. Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.

Copies of the following documents are required of all household members: Birth certificate, Social Security Card.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient funding; displaced due to government action, natural disaster, or uninhabitable property as a result of actions by the present occupants of the property; elderly; disabled; families with children who have legal domicile in Muscatine County; working or have been hired to work in Muscatine County. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, read the MMHA public notice, visit the MMHA website, or call the office at (563) 264-1554.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 215 Sycamore St, Muscatine, IA 52761.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/27/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MMHA offers two Public Housing communities with 150 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MMHA to pick up a pre-application, located at City Hall – 215 Sycamore Street - Muscatine, IA 52761 during normal office hours.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

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

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the MMHA website, or call the office at (563) 264-1554 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563)264-1554.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/21/2015.

About Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

More information about Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.muscatineiowa.gov/206/Section-8-Housing.

Representatives of Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency may be available by phone at (563) 264-1554. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/23/2019, it is not known if Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency 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 Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency manages 322 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 317 3 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $397 $454 $708
Monthly Cost $125,916 $1,363 $1,415

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

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 11% having issued approximately 30 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,607 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

42% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $317 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $465. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



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 Operated by Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency

Clark House

117 W 3rd St
Muscatine, IA
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