About Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Ashtabula, Ohio.

The Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ashtabula.

Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 459 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 441 4 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $487 $1,049 $292
Monthly Cost $214,585 $4,197 $4,090

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.

Income Characteristics

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 Operated by Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority

3703 Lake Ave
Lakeview Gulfview Apartments is a 285 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
520 W 28th St
Woodman Bardmoor Southwood Apartments is a 300 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
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Affordable Apartments near Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority

325 W 48th Street
Ashtabula Towers is a 202 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1917 Lambros Ln
Harbor Ridge Apartments is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2111 W Prospect Rd
Senior Veterans Housing is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units