Housing Authority

The mission of the Mason City Housing Authority is the same as that of the Department of Housing and Urban Development: To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

The Mason City Housing Authority (MCHA) was established in 1976 to meet the housing needs of low-income families, elderly and disabled residents of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

MCHA currently assists up to 459 households in the Section 8 Voucher Rental Assistance Program, up to 20 households in the Section 8 Voucher Homeownership Program and 35 Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing Vouchers. MCHA also offers Shelter Plus Care rental assistance for up to 22 disabled, homeless households.  MCHA does not administer any public housing projects.

The MCHA administers these programs with funds awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The jurisdiction of MCHA is inside the corporate city limits of Mason City. MCHA also assists 90 households of Tenant Based Rental Assistance with funds from the Iowa Finance Authority. 


To apply for assistance, for any of the above programs, unless the applicant is a person with disabilities, the applicant must pick up and return the application in person to our office located in Mohawk Square, 22 N. Georgia, Suite 214, Mason City.  Phone number is 641-421-2711.

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