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 Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 472 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 455 4 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $488 $695 $326
Monthly Cost $222,065 $2,778 $4,243

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
Ashtabula, Ohio
Lakeview Gulfview Apartments is a 285 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
520 W 28th St
Ashtabula, Ohio
Woodman Bardmoor Southwood Apartments is a 300 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashtabula.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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