Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

600 S Main Street
Lima, Allen County, Ohio 45804

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 28th, 2021, Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Allen County, Auglaize County, Mercer County, Putnam County and Van Wert County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Putnam, and Van Wert County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.allenmha.com/.

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (419) 228-6065.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is currently accepting Pubic Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the AMHA to pick up an application, located at 600 S. Main St., Lima, OH 45804.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Disabled, homeless, veteran, working, working with a mental health agency, must move due to code enforcement issues.

For more information, visit the AMHA website, or call the office at (419) 228-6065.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (419) 228-6065.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/14/2018.

Other Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Putnam, and Van Wert County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 1, 2020, until December 4, 2020.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AMHA on December 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Putnam, and Van Wert County, Ohio.

Last Updated on 12/07/2020.

About Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.allenmha.com/.

Representatives of Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 228-6065. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (419)-228-6065.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 28th, 2021, it is not known if Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 09/13/2018, Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 954 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 940 5 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $390 $359 $845
Monthly Cost $366,449 $1,795 $7,605

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 23% having issued approximately 47 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,101 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

10% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 55% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

65% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 64% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $282 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $503. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $153.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

Scattered Site : Acquisition

936 W Robb Ave
Lima, Ohio

Low Income Housing Managed by Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

Lima Towers

790 S Main St
Lima, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized