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Madison County Housing Authority

160 Ivy Ridge Circle
Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina 28754

Madison County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 2nd, 2021, Madison County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Madison County Housing Authority serves Madison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Madison County Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Madison County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Madison County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Madison County Housing Authority Phone: (828) 689-2721.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List

The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families.

Please note: The MCHA does not offer one bedroom public housing apartments.

The MCHA offers one Public Housing Community with 40 units for families.

To apply: Visit the MCHA to pick up an application, located at 160 Ivy Ridge Circle,  Mars Hill, NC, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The MCHA does not have a preference. Your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the MCHA can be reached by calling 828-689-2721, 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 (828)689-2721.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/26/2015.

Other Madison County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Madison County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

This waiting list had no preferences. 

For more information, call the MCHA office at (828) 689-2721 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

About Madison County Housing Authority

Representatives of Madison County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (828) 689-2721. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/02/2021, it is not known if Madison County 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 Madison County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Madison County Housing Authority manages 177 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 177
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $410
Monthly Cost $72,494

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Madison County 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 14% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $10,607 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% 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.

38% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the Madison County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

9% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 62% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 45% 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 Madison County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $249 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $517. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $197.



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 Madison County Housing Authority

101 Ivy Way

101 Ivy Way
Mars Hill, North Carolina