Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio
(419) 424-7848

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

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Findlay, Ohio. As of October 16th, 2018, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Non-Elderly Disabled and Veteran Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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

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Other Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) General Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen. 

For more information, visit the HMHA website, or call the office at (419) 424-7848.

Last Updated on 07/16/2018.

About Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/16/2018, it is not known if Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

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

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 611 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 83 6 4 518
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $472 $180 $1,035 $317
Monthly Cost $39,173 $1,080 $4,139 $164,084

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.