Marshall Housing Authority

1401 Poplar Street
Marshall, Harrison County, Texas 75670

Marshall Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 13th, 2022, Marshall Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Marshall Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Harrison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Poplar Apartments Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Oak Leaf Village Apartments Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Harrison County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Marshall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Marshall Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Poplar Apartments is currently open.

The MHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of January, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the MHA office, located at 1401 Poplar Street Marshall, TX 75670.
  2. Call (903) 938-0717 to request an application by mail, email or fax.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless Shelter Referral

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA on January 24, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Harrison County, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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 01/25/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Oak Leaf Village Apartments Senior and Disabled 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Marshall Housing Authority (MHA) Elderly and Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Oak Leaf Village Apartments is currently open.

The MHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of January, 2018, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the MHA office, located at 1401 Poplar Street Marshall, TX 75670.
  2. Call (903) 938-0717 to request an application by mail, email or fax.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Homeless Shelter Referral

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

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA on January 24, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental assistance in Harrison County, Texas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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 01/25/2022.

Other Marshall Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Harrison County, Texas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Marshall Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The MHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 18, 2022, until January 21, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Pick up an application from the MHA office.
  2. Call the MHA to request an application by email.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHA Public notice on January 24, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Harrison County, Texas.

Last Updated on 01/24/2022.

About Marshall Housing Authority

More information about Marshall Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://marshallhousing.com/.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of August 13th, 2022, it is not known if Marshall Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marshall Housing Authority manages 463 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 459 2 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $487 $376 $783
Monthly Cost $223,755 $752 $1,565

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 Apartments Operated by Marshall Housing Authority

113 Oakley Dr

113 Oakley Dr
Marshall, Texas