Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority
26 Brown Circle Drive
Crooksville, Perry County, OH

740-982-5991

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority (PCMHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Please note: The current wait time for a voucher is approximately one to two years.

To apply,  you must visit the PCMHA office in person to pick up an application, located at 26 Brown Circle Dr., Crooksville, OH, during normal office hours.

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, and Photo IDs for all adult household members.

The PCMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, living and/or working in Perry County, veteran, employed, victim of domestic violence, or homeless.

For more information, the PCMHA can be reached by calling 740-982-5991 during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of May 31, 2015

Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority operates 118 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 22% 1 bedroom apartments, 30% 2 bedroom apartments, 42% 3 bedroom apartments and 6% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (May 31, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 118 out of a total 118 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 0%.

Family Type

Of the 39 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 18 (46.15%) were elderly, 21 (53.85%) were non-elderly, 31 (79.49%) were disabled, 15 (38.46%) contained children and 58 (148.72%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (May 31, 2015) the minimum rent in Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $317.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $118. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $166. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $332. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $255.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority portfolio, 3% of households identified as Black, 97% identified as White, and 1% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority properties, 58 were Extremely Low Income, 28 were Very Low Income, 27 were Low Income and 5 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority properties is $15,107. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 14% earn more than $25,000 while 86% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority public housing 36% have wage income, 69% have welfare income, 51% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 28% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (May 31, 2015), there were a total of 118 households containing 307 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.6.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 38.46% of households included children. Across all household members in Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority public houins units 17.9% are aged zero to five and 29.6% are aged 6 to 17.

12.1% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 40.4% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority public housing communities. 32.2% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 13.56% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 54.24% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 118 affordable rental units. It also administers 218 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Perry County 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Perry County 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 (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, Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2007 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Perry County 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 95. The scores for properties managed by Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 95.

The highest scoring property in the Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority portfolio is James L Brown Terrace Hts and the lowest scoring property is James L Brown Terrace Hts.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

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 Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/2/11 Plan
2011 9/29/11 Plan
2010 12/29/09 Plan
2008 12/5/07 Plan
2007 11/29/06 Plan
2006 12/21/05 Plan
2005 2/25/05 Plan
2004 7/29/04 Plan
2003 3/18/03 Plan
2002 3/4/02 Plan
2000 5/19/00 Plan