Mart Housing Authority

201 N Main Street, Mart, TX, 76664
(254) 876-3011

Limestone County

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About Mart Housing Authority

In 1938, the Waco City Council, responding to the need for safe, sanitary, and decent housing for low-income families, elderly, and disabled persons in the community, acted to form the Housing Authority of the City of Waco. Today, the Authority continues to work to address that same need.

As programs and methods have changed, the Authority has changed, moving forward with the times, now serving the housing needs of thousands of Wacoans with 902 units of public housing and 2130 eligible families and individuals participating in the rental assistance program administered by the Authority.

But today, as in 1938, the need for available, adequate, and reasonably priced housing still exists. Hundreds of Wacoans, eligible for, needful of, and deserving public housing or rental assistance, fill the Authority's long waiting list. Today, Waco and Wacoans are struggling to overcome the economic hard times which are more localized and regionalized, but just as tough as those throughout the Authority's History.

While Wacoans face hard times, lower earnings, and growing unemployment or under-employment among wage earners on the income ladder's lowest rungs, tight federal budgets have made few new dollars available for public and assisted housing programs. The Authority has not been able to expand its services to meet all the needs of Wacoans.

However, in the face of increasing need and flat or diminishing funding, the Authority has not stood still. Since 1980, the Authority has developed and implemented a long-range modernization program to preserve and improve every public housing unit. Almost $15,000,000 in federal funding has been obtained to keep the 902 units habitable, available, and appealing. There has been a fifty percent increase in the number of families assisted in the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. Full use has been made of the "Voucher" rental assistance program, which offers residents more flexibility in the choice of housing, and family rent contributions. Many residents participate in our family self-sufficiency program. In cooperation with the City of Waco's rental rehabilitation programs, older existing units have been upgraded to meet habitability requirements and appeal to potential renters. Today the Authority is keeping alive the promise of 1938 in maintaining and improving public housing, while constantly striving to improve and expand rental opportunities.

The Authority has continued to proceed into the future aggressively and competently. Its management and staff understand the mission for which it was created. Although program names and rules change, the goal is the provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

Mission Statement

Our mission began as simply providing decent, safe and sanitary shelter for citizens of Waco regardless of their income. Over the years, WHA has diligently accomplished and expanded our mission.

Today our mission is not only to provide quality renovated housing by today’s standard. We also coordinate, develop and offer cultural enrichment, child development, adult education, drug rehabilitation, and homeownership programs to enable our clients to become self sufficient.

Program Summary for Mart Housing Authority

Mart Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Mart Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 60 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Mart Housing Authority administered a total of 50 Section 8 Vouchers. Mart Housing Authority currently has Low-Rent as its program type. Mart Housing Authority is located at 201 N Main Street, Mart, TX, 76664 and serves the city of Mart. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Mart Housing Authority at, (254) 876-3011 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Mart Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities N/A
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher N/A
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units N/A
Waiting list for the Mart Housing Authority is currently Closed

2020 Income Limits for McLennan County, TX

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for McLennan County, TX:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $23,000
  • $26,300
  • $29,600
  • $32,850
  • $35,500
  • $38,150
  • $40,750
  • $43,400
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $13,800
  • $17,240
  • $21,720
  • $26,200
  • $30,680
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $43,400
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $36,800
  • $42,050
  • $47,300
  • $52,550
  • $56,800
  • $61,000
  • $65,200
  • $69,400

2017 Fair Market Rents for McLennan County, TX

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for McLennan County, TX:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$517 $617 $811 $1108 $1345

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Marlin Housing Authority Marlin Housing Authority Marlin TX N/A N/A Open 16.85 Miles Contact
Groesbeck Housing Authority Groesbeck Housing Authority Groesbeck TX N/A N/A Open 17.68 Miles Contact
Coolidge Housing Authority Coolidge Housing Authority Coolidge TX N/A N/A Open 18.05 Miles Contact
Waco Housing Authority Waco Housing Authority Waco TX 2,522 902 Open 20.82 Miles Contact
Hubbard Housing Authority Hubbard Housing Authority Hubbard TX N/A N/A Open 21.63 Miles Contact
Mexia Housing Authority Mexia Housing Authority Mexia TX 100 340 Open 22.96 Miles Contact

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Mart Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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McLennan County Quick Facts

Population: 243,441
Persons Per Household: 2.69
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 23.6%
Homeownership Rate: 59.6%
Housing Units: 96,449
Yearly Income Per Person: $21,660
Median Household Income: $41,922