Administration Office
306 W. 5th Street
Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone (956) 565-3139
Fax (956) 565-9874
Normal Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Applying for Public Housing

 If you live in the City of Mercedes, you must apply in person at the MHA office. Applications are accepted Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Public Housing office is located at:

306 W. 5th Street
Mercedes, Texas 78570

Application Request


Applications are not available online, by fax or by mail if you live inside the Mercedes city limits.  If you live outside the city limits, you can request an application be mailed to you. (Request by phone, or fax)

Phone – (956) 565-3139
Fax – (956) 565-9874

Application Request

Unfortunately, the Housing Authority lacks a sufficient housing supply to meet the demand for public housing units. The average waiting period for public housing is 6 months to a year for everyone. You will be housed according to availability.

You have the right to accept or decline the public housing offer.  Clients who decline our offer will be withdrawn from the waiting list.

To check on the status of your Public Housing application, you would need to stop by our office every third Thursday of the month & bring in you ID.




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