About Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Xenia, Ohio.

The Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Greene County, Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Kettering, Xenia, Jamestown, Fairborn, Centerville, Yellow Springs, Huber Heights and Cedarville.

Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority (GMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened on October 1, 2013 and is open indefinitely. 

 

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the GMHA office to complete a pre-application, located at 538 North Detroit Street Xenia, Ohio 45385.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

 

The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Birth certificate and Social Security Number of all members of the household; Photo ID of all adult (18+) members of the household.

 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Families with children, single person verifying expected reunification with children within six months, elderly, single pregnant, single disabled, disable, victim of domestic violence, displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, living in substandard housing, working, near elderly, rent burdened, overcrowded household, vetern, Live or work in Greene County for at least 90 days, current or prior resident of Village of Yellow Springs or has family residing there, completed Money Management Course.

 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

 

For more information, visit the GMHA website, or call the office at (937) 376-2908.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The GMHA offers six family communities and five communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Greene.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the GMHA office to pick up an application, located at 538 N. Detroit St., Xenia, OH 45385, during normal office hours.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, landlord verification, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The GMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: family, single and pregnant, single disabled, near elderly, involuntarily displaced, homeless, substandard living, victim of domestic violence, rent burden, employed, elderly, disabled, veteran, overcrowded household, lives and/or works in Greene, live/work/or from Yellow Springs, or completed a Money Management Course.

More information can be found by visiting the GMHA website at http://www.gmha.net/, or by calling 937-376-2908 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,411 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,398 4 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $416 $385 $641
Monthly Cost $581,006 $1,541 $5,772

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greene 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 17% having issued approximately 83 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 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 $11,809 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

50% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% 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. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $309 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $549. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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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