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Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio 45601

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 20th, 2021, Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ross County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Ross County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.chillimha.com/.

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (740) 775-7881.

COVID-19 Update:

As of March 18, 2020, the CMHA website states "The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Administrative Office is closed, and will remain closed until further notice."

More information is available here.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2015, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the CMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (740) 775-7881.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/23/2020.

Other Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Ross County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 1, 2020, until October 7, 2020. 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.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 person $22,800
  • 2 person $26,050
  • 3 person $29,300
  • 4 person $32,550
  • 5 person $35,200
  • 6 person $37,800

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 CMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CMHA public notice, as of September 23, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Ross County, Ohio.

Last Updated on 10/07/2020.

About Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.chillimha.com/.

Representatives of Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (740) 775-7881. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/20/2021, it is not known if Chillicothe 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 Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 562 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 348 3 44 19 3 88 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $473 $755 $567 $409 $592 $367 $302
Monthly Cost $164,527 $2,265 $24,961 $7,763 $1,775 $32,310 $15,081

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Chillicothe 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 21% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,303 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% 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.

49% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $507. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $204.



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 Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

Tiffin, Sherman, Lincoln, Toledo

78 S Walnut St
Chillicothe, Ohio

Worthington Manor

250 Fairway Ave
Chillicothe, Ohio

Westland Estates

2441 Anderson Station Rd
Chillicothe, Ohio

Tiffin, Sherman, Lincoln, Toledo

915 Toledo St
Chillicothe, Ohio