Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio 45840

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Hancock County, Hardin County, Putnam County and Wyandot County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Limited Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program Closed
Rental Assistance Closed

Other Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Limited Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The HMHA last accepted applications for this waiting list on a limited basis from May 9, 2022, until May 23, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HMHA, "The waitlist is open for families whose Head of household, Co-head, or Spouse meets either of the following criteria:

Veteran. A veteran or current member of one of the four branches of the U.S. military service with other than dishonorable discharge conditions. Widows/widowers of said service members, who have not remarried, are included (must submit a copy of the marriage license). A DD214 copy must be submitted with the application

OR

Under the age of 62 and Disabled. A Social Security disability award letter copy must be submitted with the application. (Please note: Families with only a minor child with a disability do not meet this criterion- it must be the head of household, co-head, or spouse with the disability).

Applicants not meeting the criteria will be denied."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up a paper application at The Family Center.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HMHA website on May 19, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 05/24/2022.

Closed: Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program 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

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 01/17/2021.

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 August 14th, 2022, 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 603 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 25 4 3 571
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $496 $231 $1,334 $389
Monthly Cost $12,396 $925 $4,001 $221,986

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.