Ohio Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Greater Dayton Premier ManagementNot Open
Butler Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Greene Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Clermont Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Adams Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Warren Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Miami Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Brown Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Lucas Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Akron Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Trumbull Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Lorain Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Jefferson Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Stark Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Lake Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Columbiana Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Medina Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Erie Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Portage Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Wayne Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Geauga Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Sandusky Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Harrison Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Parma Public Housing AgencyNot Open
Columbus Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Ironton Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Belmont Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Springfield Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
London Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Hocking Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Cambridge Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Perry County Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Coshocton Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Jackson County Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Athens Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Licking Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Allen Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Gallia Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Pickaway Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Pike Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Shelby Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Morgan Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Noble Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open
Fairfield Metropolitan Housing AuthorityOpen
Logan County Metropolitan Housing AuthorityNot Open

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Ohio, 52 Public Housing Authorities operate 44,993 public housing rental units in 385 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Ohio, out of 52 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 24 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 28 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.