Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority
3526 Lake Avenue
Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, OH


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 4th, 2015.

The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The AMHA offers four public housing communities with 555 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the AMHA to fill out an application, located at 3526 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to bring these documents with you: social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The AMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, victim of domestic violence, elderly, live and or work in Ashtabula, or disabled.

For more information the AMHA can be reached by calling (440) 992-3156 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 555 affordable rental units. It also administers 534 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (51%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (49%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority has a larger 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 Ohio.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2008 and a low score of 69 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Ohio housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/7/11 Plan
2011 12/6/10 Plan
2010 12/1/09 Plan
2009 2/4/09 Plan
2008 1/23/08 Plan
2007 2/27/07 Plan
2006 2/27/06 Plan
2005 12/15/04 Plan
2004 12/15/04 Plan
2003 4/28/03 Plan
2002 6/26/02 Plan
2001 4/19/01 Plan
2000 3/27/00 Plan