Marshall Housing Authority

1401 Poplar Street
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas 75670

Marshall Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Marshall, Texas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Marshall Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Harrison County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Marshall Housing Authority serves Harrison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Harrison County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Unknown

Open Marshall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Harrison County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Marshall Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 17, 2017 until further notice. It was last open in August, 2012.

To apply, complete an application at the MHA office, located at 1401 Poplar St, Marshall, TX 75670, at the following times:

  • 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.
  • 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  • 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Fridays.

The following documentation is required with the application: Birth certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the MHA Facebook page, or call the office at (903) 938-0717.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (903) 938-0717.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/15/2018.

Other Marshall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 09/14/2018.

About Marshall Housing Authority

More information about Marshall Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Marshall Housing Authority may be available by phone at (903) 938-0717. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/13/2018, Marshall 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.

About the Marshall Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Marshall Housing Authority manages 407 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 399 5 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $495 $250 $770
Monthly Cost $197,411 $1,252 $2,310

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marshall 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 9% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 50 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,417 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marshall Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% 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. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Marshall Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $330 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $578. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.

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 Marshall Housing Authority

113 Oakley Dr

113 Oakley Dr
Marshall, TX
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