Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority
134 Second Street SW
New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, OH


Waiting List Status: Open

For the first time since February 2013, the Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is open.  Paper applications which are hand delivered to the housing authority are the only way to apply.  Faxed, emailed, mailed or online applications will not be accepted.

On July 9, 2014, completed pre-applications may be dropped off at JIM's Place, 228 West High Avenue in New Philadelphia, Ohio between 9AM and 1PM.

Pre-applications may then be dropped off beginning July 15, 2014 at the housing authority office at 134 Second Street SW in New Philadelphia, Ohio on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:30PM to 4:00PM.

Pre-applications must be completed and presented in person.  Here is the Section 8 pre-application and it is also available at the housing authority office.

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Section 8 Vouchers

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Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority
134 Second Street SW
New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, OH


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 574 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Tuscarawas 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 (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, Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 84 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Tuscarawas 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)

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 Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
2/19/12 Plan
3/16/11 Plan
3/3/10 Plan
2/24/09 Plan
3/12/08 Plan
3/6/07 Plan
4/18/06 Plan
7/5/05 Plan
10/5/04 Plan
3/17/03 Plan
5/1/02 Plan
4/16/01 Plan
6/5/00 Plan