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Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio 45840

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Findlay, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of May 26th, 2020, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Hancock County, Hardin County, Putnam County and Wyandot County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program Closed

Open Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: https://www.hancockmetro.com/.

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (419) 424-7848.

COVID-19 Update: As of May 20, 2020, the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority website says:

"*** Please remember when entering the building and HMHA - masks are required until further notice - Thank you! ***

*** ATTENTION:  HMHA has resumed the following business hours *** 

        Monday                               Tuesday                            Wednesday

       8:30 am - 4:00 pm               12:00 pm - 4:30 pm           8:30 am - 12:00pm"

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from March 2, 2020 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

Please note:

  • According to the HMHA, this waiting list is for "applicants with disabilities under the age of 62, and those who are Veterans ONLY."
  • This waiting list was briefly postponed in March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The waiting list is now open again, but there are limited office hours to apply, as of May 20, 2020.
  • The HMHA is operating on these office hours, as of May 20, 2020 (masks are required to enter the building):
    • Monday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
    • Tuesday from 12:00 pm until 4:30 pm
    • Wednesday from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application at HMHA office located at 1800 N. Blanchard St, Suite 114, Findlay Ohio 45840.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the HMHA office.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran Preference is offered to a family whose head of household, or spouse is a veteran or current member of the four branches of U.S. military who was discharged or released from such services for other than dishonorable conditions.  A widow/widower of a discharged or released service person for other than dishonorable conditions is also eligible for this preference, if he or she has not remarried. Please provide HMHA with a copy your DD214 when you return your application. 
  • HMHA also has targeted funding for Non-Elderly Disabled. The head of household, spouse or co-head of household must be income eligible, under the age of 62 and disabled. Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible for this funding. Please provide HMHA with a copy of the head of household, spouseor co-head's Social Security disability award letter when you return your application.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HMHA website, as of May 20, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (419) 424-7848.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/20/2020.

Other Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) HOME Investment Partnerships Program waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for Hardin County from May until July, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HMHA, "You must apply and qualify for the HCV Waiting List and be living in Hardin County or the City of Kenton to receive a voucher for the HOME program."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the HMHA office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been turned in to the HMHA office.

The waiting list had the following preferences: Veterans and Disabled.

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 HMHA HOME Program page, or the HMHA website.

Last Updated on 07/16/2019.

About Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.hancockmetro.com/.

Representatives of Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 424-7848. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 12:00pm to 5:00pm ET. Closed on Thursdays and Fridays

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:00pm
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/22/2019, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the HMHA Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

More information about the HMHA Family Self Sufficiency Program can be found here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 602 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 44 6 4 548
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $458 $180 $849 $346
Monthly Cost $20,157 $1,080 $3,396 $189,710

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hancock 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 18% having issued approximately 40 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,525 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 77% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% 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.

33% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 50% include at least one person with a disability. 85% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $279 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $449. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $76.



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.