Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority
407 Pershing Road
Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH

740-454-8566 http://www.zanesvillehousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently closed and not accepting new applications.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


Please note: The waiting list for public housing is short.

The ZMHA offers three public housing communities with 674 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the ZMHA office to pick up an application, located at 407 Pershing Rd., Zanesville, OH, during normal office hours.

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

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

No preferences were noted.

For more information the ZMHA can be reached by calling 740-454-8566 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 674 affordable rental units. It also administers 939 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Zanesville 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 Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Zanesville 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, Zanesville 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 2001 and a low score of 96 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Zanesville 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 Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/7/12 Plan
2011 6/13/11 Plan
2010 6/28/10 Plan
2009 6/22/09 Plan
2008 6/6/08 Plan
2007 6/4/07 Plan
2006 5/22/06 Plan
2005 6/1/05 Plan
2004 5/27/04 Plan
2003 5/20/03 Plan
2002 9/25/02 Plan
2001 10/24/01 Plan
2000 7/18/00 Plan