Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority
538 N Detroit Street
Xenia, Greene County, OH


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

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

The Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority (GMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened on October 1, 2013 and is open indefinitely. 

To apply, visit the GMHA office to complete a pre-application, located at 538 North Detroit Street Xenia, Ohio 45385.

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Number of all members of the household; Photo ID of all adult (18+) members of the household.

The GMHA has identified several preferences, and they can be found on Page 2 of the pre-application.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the GMHA website, or call the office at (937) 376-2908.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

The GMHA offers six family communities and five communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Greene.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the GMHA office to pick up an application, located at 538 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, landlord verification, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The GMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: family, single and pregnant, single disabled, near elderly, involuntarily displaced, homeless, substandard living, victim of domestic violence, rent burden, employed, elderly, disabled, veteran, overcrowded household, lives and/or works in Greene, live/work/or from Yellow Springs, or completed a Money Management Course.

More information can be found by visiting the GMHA website at, or by calling 937-376-2908 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 361 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,436 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Greene 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 (, 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, Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 93 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Greene 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 Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/5/12 Plan
2011 3/31/11 Plan
2010 3/11/10 Plan
2009 5/13/09 Plan
2008 3/13/08 Plan
2007 4/5/07 Plan
2006 5/2/06 Plan
2005 4/12/05 Plan
2004 3/25/04 Plan
2003 4/9/03 Plan
2002 4/1/02 Plan
2001 8/21/01 Plan
2000 8/10/00 Plan