Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority

385 Center Street
Chardon, Geauga County, Ohio 44024

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Chardon, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 16th, 2019, Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Geauga County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Geauga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority (GMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Select the link titled "Application Form."

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Application for Admissions
385 Center Street
Chardon, OH 44024 

Copies of the following documents are required of all adult members of the household: Photo ID, Social Security Card.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live/work in Geauga County, employed, veteran or widow of a veteran, victim of domestic abuse. Further explanation of these preferences can be found on the application.

For more information, visit the GMHA website, or call the office at (440) 286-7413.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (440)286-7413.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/23/2018.

Other Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Geauga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority (GMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 12 days from July until August 2018; and before that two weeks from November until December 2016, and for two weeks in October 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.            
  2. Pick up an application at the GMHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have beenmailed to the GMHA, 385 Center Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Victim of domestic violence, veteran or widow of veteran, working.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GMHA website, or call the office at (440) 286-7413.

Last Updated on 08/03/2018.

About Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://geaugamha.org/.

Representatives of Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (440) 286-7413. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/16/2019, it is not known if Geauga 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 Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 166 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 165 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $412 $504
Monthly Cost $67,938 $504

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Geauga 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 7% having issued approximately 24 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,250 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% 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 81% 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, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 22% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

13% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 45% include at least one person with a disability. 63% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 45% 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 Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $498. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



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.


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