Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio
(419) 424-7848
Closed on Thursdays and Fridays

Program Details

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Findlay, Ohio.

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

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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

Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, and Wyandot County, Ohio Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: June 4th, 2018 at 08:00 AM ET-June 6th, 2017 at 08:00 AM ET
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Not Known
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (419) 424-7848.
  • Preferences For: Veterans. Persons with Disabilities. Active Military. The Near-Elderly with Disabilities.  Learn More About Preferences

The Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for non-elderly disabled and veteran applicants is currently open, from June 4, 2018 at 8:00 am until June 6, 2018 at 8:00 am ET. It was last open for three weeks in March 2018.

Please note:

  • Non-elderly disabled families are those whose head of a household, spouse, or co-head of a family, is income eligible, under the age of 62 and disabled. Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible for the non-elderly disabled preference.
  • The veteran's preference is offered to families whose head of household or spouse is a veteran or current member of the U.S. military, and who was discharged or released for other than dishonorable conditions. A widow of a discharged or released service person for other than dishonorable conditions, is also eligible for a preference, if he or she has not remarried.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The online application may be difficult to access when it opens, due to high traffic. If this happens, wait a moment and refresh the page. The application is online only, and no paper applications will be available or accepted. Only one application per household will be accepted. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local library. If there are any difficulties in submitting the online application, contact the housing authority.

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

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2018.

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 06/22/2018, it is not known if Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office 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 626 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$337$180$916$319
Monthly Cost$34,395$1,080$7,328$161,224

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.