Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
880 East 11th Ave Columbus, OH 43211

614-421-6000

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 48 projects which contain 2,205 affordable rental units. It also administers 12,996 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in OH, Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in OH.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 20 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 77. The scores for properties managed by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 49.

The highest scoring property in the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority portfolio is Waggoner Senior Housing and the lowest scoring property is Poindexter.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 85% of properties managed by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority owns and manages 2205 public housing units in 48 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is $228.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of OH ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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48

Public Housing Projects

2,205

Public Housing Units

12,996

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Extra Large (10,000+)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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