Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

600 S Main Street
Lima, Allen County, Ohio 45804

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lima, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 22nd, 2019, Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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

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

Open Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing 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, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, and Van Wert County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for one day in September, 2018; and before that for one day in February, 2016, and in July, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the AMHA office.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the AMHA.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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

Last Updated on 11/18/2018.

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 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.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm.

HCV Portability Status

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,031 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 1,017 7 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $395 $227 $618
Monthly Cost $401,873 $1,590 $4,329

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.


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