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.
|Muscatine County, Iowa Housing Choice Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
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:
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.
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.
Last Updated on 11/27/2018.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting ListThe Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency (MMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (563)264-1554.
Last Updated on 08/21/2015.
More information about Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.muscatineiowa.gov/206/Section-8-Housing.
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.
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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$397||$454||$708|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.