Midland County Housing Authority

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Open: Midland and Andrews County, Texas Section 8 HCV

The Midland County Housing Authority (MCHA) is accepting 50 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications every Wednesday starting on May 3, 2023, until 300 applications have been received. 

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application in person from the MCHA office, located at 1710 Edwards St. Midland, Texas 79701, every Wednesday from 9:00 am, until 12:00 pm CT.

Once the paper application is completed, It must be hand delivered to the MCHA office, located at the address mentioned above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the MCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MCHA notice on April 28, 2023.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Midland and Andrews County, Texas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 432-570-4155 ext. 200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/03/2023.

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About Midland County Housing Authority

1710 Edwards Street, Midland, TX (432) 570-4155

Midland County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 470 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Midland County Housing Authority is located in Midland, TX.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Midland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Midland County Housing Authority manages 451 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 434 2 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $798 $748 $612
Monthly Cost $346,539 $1,496 $9,178
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 22% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 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 $13,598 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% 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 55% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Midland County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Midland County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $321 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $842. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.

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.