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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 that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of November 30th, 2020, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Limited Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 7th, 2020. The General Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on December 2nd, 2020.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Limited Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
General Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program Closed
Rental Assistance Closed

Open Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Holiday Notice: Housing Authority offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving; and some offices may be closed for additional days afterwards.

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

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

COVID-19 Update: As of November 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! *

Office Hours

Monday: OPEN 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday: OPEN 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: OPEN 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday:  CLOSED

Friday: CLOSED"

Open Now: Limited Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio 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 December 7, 2020 at 3:50 pm ET.

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.

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

    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 The Courier and a HMHA representative on November 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 11/23/2020.

    Open Soon: General Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio 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 opening soon for the general public. Applications will be accepted for one day only on December 2, 2020, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm ET.

    Please note: According to the HMHA, this waiting list "will be open to all income eligible families who are at or below 50% median income."

    To apply during the opening period, complete an application at HMHA office located at 1800 N. Blanchard St, Suite 114, Findlay, Ohio 45840, from 8:30 until 12:00 pm.

    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.

    It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

    For more information, visit the HMHA website.

    Sources: This information was verified by the HMHA and a HMHA representative on November 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 11/20/2020.

    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.

    Closed: Rental Assistance Waiting List

    How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

    The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) waiting list for Rental Assistance apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 20, 2020 until July 22, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

    This waiting list had 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, spouse or co-head's Social Security disability award letter when you return your application.

    It was not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

    For more information, visit the HMHA website.

    Sources: This information was verified by the HMHA public notice, as of July 20, 2020.

    Last Updated on 07/31/2020.

    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.

    HCV Portability Status

    As of November 30th, 2020, it is not known if Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    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.