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.

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Butler County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Butler County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

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. It was last open for three days in November 2016. 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.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BMHA website, or call the office at (513) 896-4411.

Last Updated on 06/13/2017.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority (BMHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in November 2016. 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.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the BMHA website, or call the office at (513) 896-4411.

Last Updated on 06/13/2017.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

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 applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/23/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,975 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,291 2 3 13 5 660
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $610 $327 $532 $820 $469 $443
Monthly Cost $787,729 $653 $1,596 $10,656 $2,347 $292,556

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 Operated by Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

Riverside Homes

122 N 6th St
Hamilton, OH
$725-987
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Henry Long Towers

150 S B St
Hamilton, OH

Mark C. Petty Plaza

115 Knapp Dr
Hamilton, OH

J. Ross Hunt Towers

112 S Clinton St
Middletown, OH

Townhomes West

401 Cribbs St
Middletown, OH

Apartment Communities managed by Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

Beacon Pointe Town Homes

155 Hanover Dr
Hamilton, OH
$411-955
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome
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