About Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Chillicothe.

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CMHA offers 10 family public housing units ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and two communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Chillicothe.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the CMHA to pick up an application, located at 178 West Fourth St., Chillicothe, OH 54601 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be hand delivered to the address listed above between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday. Be sure to include these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, child support print out, full time college student verification, form DD214 if applicable.


The CMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: employed at least 20 hours a week, resident of Ross County, or attend school in Ross County, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, veteran, full time college student, elderly, disabled, or victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the CMHA website at http://www.chillimha.com/, or by calling 740-775-7881 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. Those Displaced by Government Action. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 06/01/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 550 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 342 3 34 21 2 90 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $448 $562 $538 $408 $599 $340 $292
Monthly Cost $153,169 $1,685 $18,290 $8,559 $1,198 $30,581 $14,290

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 Operated by Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

78 S Walnut St
Tiffin, Sherman, Lincoln, Toledo is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community in Chillicothe.
250 Fairway Ave
Worthington Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Chillicothe.
2441 Anderson Station Rd
Westland Estates is a 95 unit low income housing apartment community in Chillicothe.
915 Toledo St
Tiffin, Sherman, Lincoln, Toledo is a 112 unit low income housing apartment community in Chillicothe.
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Affordable Apartments near Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

2179 Anderson Station Rd
Overbrook Park Apartments is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Chillicothe.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
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Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
461 Hines Blvd.
First Ward Place Phase II is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Chillicothe.