Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority

325 Moore Street
East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio 43920
(330) 386-5970

Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority is a public housing agency in East Liverpool, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 22nd, 2019, Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Columbiana County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

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

The CMHA offers three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and four family communities ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the CMHA to pick up an application, located at 325 Moore St., East Liverpool, OH, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above between the hours of 8:30 am and 11:30 am Monday-Friday. All adult household must be present when turning in the application.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the CMHA website at http://www.columbianamha.com/, or by calling 330-386-5970 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330)386-5970.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/22/2019, it is not known if Columbiana 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 Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 341 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 341
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402
Monthly Cost $137,089

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Columbiana 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 22% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $9,747 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

7% 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 Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $244 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $501. 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 Operated by Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority

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