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


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Perry County 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.

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.

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 (, 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 (, 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 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