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All Site Based Waiting List are CLOSED AT THIS TIME!

***All Public Housing waiting lists are closed at this time.***

All public housing site-based waiting lists are currently closed.  Public Housing applicants are required to notify MHA of continued interest on a six (6) month basis via the applicant portal (subject to reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities).  Applicants are able to update information through the applicant portal  You must login and ensure your information is up to date.  Failure to do so will result in your name being removed from the waiting list to which you have applied. For information regarding your status on the wait list, please contact the site to which you have applied.

If you are a PUBLIC HOUSING applicant and have problems logging into your portal, please call 901-544-1107 or email  This is for public housing only. 

If you have questions regarding Housing Choice Voucher, please contact


Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies (such as the Memphis Housing Authority) that manages the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford. HUD furnishes technical and professional assistance in planning, developing and managing these developments. 

MHA is responsible for the management and operation of its local public housing program as follows:

  • Assures compliance with leases. The lease must be signed by both parties;
  • Sets charges such as security deposit, excess utility consumption, and damages to unit;
  • Perform periodic reexaminations of the family's income at least once every 12 months;
  • Transfers families from one unit to another, in order to correct over/under crowding, repair or renovate a dwelling, or because of a resident's request to be transferred;
  • Terminates leases when necessary; and
  • Maintains its developments in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition
MHA Public Housing Waiting List
All PUBLIC HOUSING WAITING LIST are CLOSED at this timeTo check the status of your application or to update your contact information, contact the development below where your application was submitted on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.




Askew Place

886 Latham/38126


Barry Towers

255 N. Lauderdale St./38105


Bishop G. E. Patterson Pointe

886 Latham/38126


Dr. R. Q. Venson Center

439 Beale St./38103


Jefferson Square

741 Adams Avenue/38105


Kefauver Terrace

7620 Robinson Cove/38002


Montgomery Plaza

1395 Pennsylvania St./38109


Paul Borda Towers

21 Neely Street/38105