Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

315 North Columbus Street
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio 43130

Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lancaster, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 18th, 2019, Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Fairfield County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families.

Please Note: The FMHA does not have a senior public housing program.

The FMHA offers 96 three bedroom homes scattered in seven sites.

To apply for public housing please follow this link for the online application.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write that number down for future reference.

The FMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Fairfield, enrolled in a disaster program, veteran, emancipated minor, homeless, or a working family.

More information can be found by visiting the FMHA website at http://www.fairfieldmha.org/, or by calling 740-653-6618 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 (740)653-6618.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

Other Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Fairfield County, OH.
The Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for nearly three week in July 2015, and before that for two months in May 2014.


Fairfield County, OH is 25 miles southeast of Columbus, OH.


To apply, prospective applicants must have visited the FMHA website to complete the online pre-application. The pre-application was available online only. Pre-applications were available in English and Spanish.


Once the application has been completed, the applicant received a confirmation number. It is important to write this number down and keep it in a safe and easy to access area.


The FMHA identified the following preferences: No fault termination, veteran, youth emancipated from foster care. For further explanation of these preferences, view the FMHA public notice here.


Qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting prefereces.


For more information, visit the FMHA HCV waiting list page, or call (740) 653-6618.

Last Updated on 10/16/2015.

About Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fairfieldmha.org/.

Representatives of Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (740) 653-6618. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/18/2019, it is not known if Fairfield 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 Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,053 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 845 8 34 1 4 45 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $486 $502 $643 $341 $928 $427 $372
Monthly Cost $410,325 $4,017 $21,861 $341 $3,712 $19,230 $7,443

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fairfield 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 10% having issued approximately 101 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,670 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% 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

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 32% 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 Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $316 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $581. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $174.



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 Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

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222 Shallow Ridge Pl
Lancaster, OH
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