About Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg

The Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

The Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg serves Martinsburg and Martinsburg.

Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg (HACM) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACM offers two Public Housing communities with 327 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HACM to pick up an application, located at 703 Porter Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401, between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Tuesdays or Thursdays, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

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

The HACM does not have a preference. 

Qualified applicants will be placed by date and time the application is received.

For more information, the HACM can be reached by calling (304) 263-8891, during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 07/10/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg manages 270 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 225 4 4 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $478 $410 $734 $409
Monthly Cost $107,634 $1,641 $2,934 $13,505

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg

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 13% having issued approximately 21 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 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $15,253 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, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% 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, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

36% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% 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. 28% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $634. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Martinsburg

216 Forbes Drive
Washington Mews Apartments is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Martinsburg. Rents at Washington Mews Apartments are $681-815.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Martinsburg.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
11 Advantage Drive
Lindsey Terrace is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Martinsburg. Rents at Lindsey Terrace are $674-721.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Martinsburg.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
120-A GARDEN DRIVE
Oak Tree Village Apartments is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Martinsburg. Rents at Oak Tree Village Apartments are $682-819.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance