Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority
88 West Third Street
Mansfield, Richland County, OH


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

Please note: the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Richland County, OH.

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

Please note: The MMHA will only accept applications on the first Friday of each month, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am 

To apply, visit the MMHA office, located at 88 West Third Street, Mansfield, OH, on the date and times noted above.

For more information, please contact the MMHA at 419-524-0029.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,735 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is among the 33% of Ohio housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 96 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Mansfield 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 Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/26/12 Plan
2011 6/14/11 Plan
2010 6/23/10 Plan
2009 6/22/09 Plan
2008 5/19/08 Plan
2007 5/29/07 Plan
2006 5/22/06 Plan
2005 6/13/05 Plan
2004 6/1/04 Plan
2003 6/5/03 Plan
2002 6/21/02 Plan
2001 7/3/01 Plan
2000 6/12/00 Plan