Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority
144 West Main Street
Newark, Licking County, OH


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 26th, 2015.

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

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2015, and prior to that in 2013 and 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Licking County, OH is about 35 miles east of Columbus, OH.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to visit the Newark High School.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (740) 349-8069.

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 Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 4th, 2015.

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The LMHA does not have public housing for families.

The LMHA offers one public housing community with 99 units for senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing please follow this link to download, then print and complete an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the LMHA, located at 85 West Church St., Newark, OH 43055 during normal office hours.

The LMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: near elderly, elderly, veteran, homeless.

More information can be found by visiting the LMHA website at, or by calling 740-349-9260 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 99 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,030 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Licking 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 Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (9%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (91%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Licking 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, Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 100 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 96 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Licking 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 Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 2/1/12 Plan
2011 12/27/10 Plan
2010 1/6/10 Plan
2009 12/31/08 Plan
2008 1/8/08 Plan
2007 1/23/07 Plan
2006 1/13/06 Plan
2005 3/29/05 Plan
2004 5/20/04 Plan
2003 4/25/03 Plan
2002 6/10/02 Plan
2000 1/30/01 Plan