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Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority
Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Ashtabula, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 30th, 2020, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ashtabula.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (440) 992-3156.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The AMHA offers four public housing communities with 555 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
To apply for public housing, you must visit the AMHA to fill out an application, located at 3526 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, OH 44004, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.
Be sure to bring these documents with you: social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
The AMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, victim of domestic violence, elderly, live and or work in Ashtabula, or disabled.
For more information the AMHA can be reached by calling (440) 992-3156 during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (440)992-3156.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/04/2015.
About Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority
Representatives of Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (440) 992-3156. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 502 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||VASH |
||488 ||14 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$423 ||$280 |
||$206,475 ||$3,922 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ashtabula 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 11% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,694 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.
47% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.
31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 53% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $294 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $731. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.
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 Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority
3703 Lake Ave
520 W 28th St