Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority
4076 Youngstown Road S.E.
Warren, Trumbull County, OH


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 24th, 2016.

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

The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

Please note: These waiting lists may have preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a long wait to receive assistance, or may not receive assistance from this office.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the property you wish to apply to. A list of properties can be found here. Scroll down to the header titled "SECTION 8 PROJECT- BASED APARTMENTS OWNED AND OPERATED BY WARREN HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WHDC)."

The following preferences may appear on the waiting list you apply to: Elderly, disabled, victim of a federally declared disaster, working.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the TMHA website, or call the office at (330) 369-1533.

The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the TMHA website, or call the office at (330) 369-1533.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

The TMHA offers five family public housing communities and six communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 330-369-1533 during normal office hours.
2. Visit the TMHA to pick up an application, located at 4076 Youngstown Rd., SE., Warren, OH 44484 during normal office hours.

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

Be sure to bring these documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The TMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, displaced by natural disaster, veteran, employed, or homeless.

More information can be found by visiting the TMHA website at, or by calling 330-369-1533 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 1,213 affordable rental units. It also administers 985 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Trumbull 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, Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 103 in 2009 and a low score of 81 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Trumbull 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 Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/16/12 Plan
2011 6/15/11 Plan
2010 6/30/10 Plan
2009 8/11/09 Plan
2008 7/23/08 Plan
2007 5/31/07 Plan
2006 9/20/06 Plan
2005 7/12/05 Plan
2004 7/29/04 Plan
2003 5/20/03 Plan
2002 7/2/02 Plan
2001 7/30/01 Plan
2000 8/28/01 Plan