Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio 45840

Veterans Day Notice: HUD offices may be closed in observance of Veterans Day. There may not be staff available in person or by phone.

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.

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 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Hardin County, Ohio HOME Program Closed

Other Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 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 closed. It was last open from March until May 1, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HMHA HCV Program page, or the HMHA website.

Last Updated on 06/10/2019.

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

Veterans Day Notice: HUD offices may be closed in observance of Veterans Day. There may not be staff available in person or by phone.

More information about Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://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 8:30am to 4:00pm 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 most recent VMS report, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 617 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 56 6 6 549
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $407 $180 $907 $355
Monthly Cost $22,795 $1,080 $5,442 $194,753

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.