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Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority

200 S Green Street
Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio 45121

Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Georgetown, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Brown County.

About Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Representatives of Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (937) 378-6041. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/07/2020, it is not known if Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 40 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 33 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $298 $350
Monthly Cost $9,818 $2,453

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,725 per year. 88% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 93% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 24% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $332 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $432. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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 Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Scattered Sites

601 Creekview Dr
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