Mason City 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 435 households in the Section 8 Voucher Rental Assistance Program, up to 15 households in the Section 8 Voucher Homeownership Program. MCHA also assists 15 households of Tenant Based Rental Assistance with funds from the Iowa Department of Economic Development.

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 and MCHA also offers Shelter Plus Care rental assistance for up to 14 disabled, homeless households. MCHA does not administer any public housing projects.