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Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

4110 Hamilton Middletown Road
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio 45011

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hamilton, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 28th, 2020, Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Shared Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Grove Street Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Butler County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Shared Housing Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Grove Street Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Butler County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Butler 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.

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://butlermetro.org/.

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (513) 896-4411.

Open Until Further Notice: Shared Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) Shared Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 4, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the BMHA Public Notice, or visit the BMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (513) 896-4411.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/16/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Grove Street Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Grove Street is currently open. Applications will be accepted from November 4, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the BMHA Public Notice, or visit the BMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (513) 896-4411.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/04/2019.

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 Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from September 3, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Download and print the paper pre-application here. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and select the "Download and Complete Paper Application Here" link.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off in person at the BMHA office, located at 4110 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton Ohio 45011.
  2. Faxed to (513) 868-5290.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the BMHA public notice, or visit the BMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the BMHA main office from 8:00 am ET- 4:30 pm ET Monday - Thursday. For further assistance please contact us at (513) 868-5271 or Spanish (513) 868-5220..

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/06/2019.

Other Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Butler County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from November 4, 2019, until November 7, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BMHA website.

Last Updated on 01/04/2020.

About Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://butlermetro.org/.

Representatives of Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (513) 896-4411. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/28/2020, it is not known if Butler 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 Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,926 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,295 2 4 13 9 602
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $626 $795 $421 $793 $578 $452
Monthly Cost $810,112 $1,589 $1,685 $10,315 $5,202 $272,050

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Butler 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 4% having issued approximately 516 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 53 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 $13,046 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

55% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

47% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 44% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $338 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $644. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $164.



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 Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

Riverside Homes

122 N 6th St
Hamilton, Ohio
$725-987
2-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Henry Long Towers

150 S B St
Hamilton, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Petty Plaza

115 Knapp Dr
Hamilton, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

J. Ross Hunt Towers

112 S Clinton St
Middletown, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+
Accessible
62+

Townhomes West

1820 S. Main St
Middletown, Ohio
Family & Senior

Middletown Estates

601 Concord Ave
Middletown, Ohio
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

Beacon Pointe Town Homes

155 Hanover Dr
Hamilton, Ohio
$411-955
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers