Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority
315 North Columbus Street
Lancaster, Fairfield County, OH

740-653-6618 http://www.fairfieldmha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 16th, 2015.

Please note: The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Fairfield County, OH.

The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for nearly three week in July 2015, and prior to that for two months in May 2014.

Fairfield County, OH is 25 miles southeast of Columbus, OH.

To apply, prospective applicants must have visited the FMHA website to complete the online pre-application. The pre-application was available online only. Pre-applications were available in English and Spanish.

Once the application has been completed, the applicant received a confirmation number. It is important to write this number down and keep it in a safe and easy to access area.

The FMHA identified the following preferences: No fault termination, veteran, youth emancipated from foster care. For further explanation of these preferences, view the FMHA public notice here.

Qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting prefereces.

For more information, visit the FMHA HCV waiting list page, or call (740) 653-6618.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families.

Please Note: The FMHA does not have a senior public housing program.

The FMHA offers 96 three bedroom homes scattered in seven sites.

To apply for public housing please follow this link for the online application.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write that number down for future reference.

The FMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Fairfield, enrolled in a disaster program, veteran, emancipated minor, homeless, or a working family.

More information can be found by visiting the FMHA website at http://www.fairfieldmha.org/, or by calling 740-653-6618 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 96 affordable rental units. It also administers 964 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 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 Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (9%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (91%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Fairfield 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 Ohio.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 92 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Fairfield 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 2/16/12 Plan
2011 12/29/10 Plan
2010 1/6/10 Plan
2009 12/31/08 Plan
2008 1/8/08 Plan
2007 12/12/06 Plan
2006 12/29/05 Plan
2005 12/10/04 Plan
2004 12/3/03 Plan
2003 2/18/03 Plan
2002 8/28/02 Plan
2000 6/15/00 Plan