The Marion County Housing Authority
Since its inception in 1948, the Marion County Housing Authority has served Marion County by providing decent, safe housing to low-income families.
Meeting The Need
From the original single-family homes constructed for returning veterans of World War II, to construction of a total of sixteen Public Housing projects consisting of duplexes and complexes, to participation in the Housing Voucher and Housing Choice Voucher Programs, the Marion County Housing Authority has worked to fill the housing needs of area citizens.
Fair Housing For All
Construction of the first Public Housing project was accomplished during the early sixties. Upon completion, it was the first in the area to offer housing regardless of race, color, religion or national origin. The housing needs of Senior Citizens were addressed in the mid sixties. Currently, MCHA serves a broad cross-section of the local population.
Boosting The Local Economy
The financial impact the Marion County Housing Authority has on the county as a whole is staggering. Between the rents collected from dwelling units, the operating subsidy, the Housing Voucher Annual Assistance and the Comprehensive Grant funding received from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Housing Authority brings over $3 million dollars into the local economy.
The Mission of the Marion County Housing Authority always has been and always will be to continue to serve the elderly, disabled, low income and very low income families of Marion County by providing decent, safe and affordable housing.