Public Housing

Mexico Housing Authority is seeking tenant applicants for future vacant public housing units in Mexico, Missouri. All applications must be processed through our on-line application portal.  Please click on the “Housing Application” tab on this website to complete the on-line application.   There you will also find a list containing documents that MUST BE submitted to complete your application and a packet that needs to be printed and completed or picked up from our office.

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  • We have 17 scattered sites with a total of 203 units, and our units are in a brick duplex style.
  • Rent is based on 30% of annual income with an option of flat rent.
  • Central air/heatingunit
  • Refrigerator and stove furnished
  • Laundry hook-ups in each unit
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance
  • Lawn care provided
  • Water, trash, and sewer included
  • All properties follow the HUD smoke-free policy

The 203 units are older units, however they are very well maintained through our Capital Fund Program for ongoing improvements.  Out of the 203 units, we have 13 ADA compliance of wheelchair accessibility units, one visual and hearing impaired unit, with all others being family-dwelling units.

The Mexico Housing Authority has invested nearly $3 million in capital improvements in its public housing developments in the last ten years.  Those improvements were funded under HUD’s Capital Fund Program.  The Capital Fund Program involves a direct allocation to eligible housing authorities based on a formula which reflects the relative need for modernization funding.  Every five years the Mexico Housing Authority is required to do a complete physical and management needs assessment to be used as a basis for the five year plan for modernization which is submitted to HUD for approval.  A public hearing consisting of MHA staff, residents and community members is held each year to up-date the Public Housing Authority plan.

The following is a sampling of the improvements that have been made to our property over the last ten years using the Capital Fund Program.  All 203 dwelling units have had high efficiency furnaces and central air units installed.  During the last ten years the shingle roofs have been replaced, plus exterior painting, new windows, security screens, and also exterior security lighting as been added.  Sidewalks have been replaced and tenant parking spaces have been added.  Interior renovation of the dwelling units have included upgraded electrical, kitchen cabinets, new light fixtures, new flooring, interior doors, plumbing, and new refrigerators and ranges.