Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

82450 Cadiz Jewett Road
Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio 43907

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Cadiz, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Harrison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The HMHA does not have a public housing program for families.

The HMHA offers one public housing community for senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
1. Visit the HMHA to pick up an application, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewitt Rd., Cadiz, OH 43907, between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 740-942-8372 during normal office hours.
3.Download an application for Steele Crest and/or Penn Crest, then print and complete. You must also print and complete a background screening for each additional household member.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to dfrazier@harrisonmha.com. 

Be sure to include these documents with your application: verification of all income, complete names and address of current and previous landlords, current bank statements, custody papers, proof of preferences that were claimed, birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The HMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, resident of Harris County, substandard living, or homeless.

More information can be found by visiting the HMHA website at http://www.harrisonmha.com/, or by calling 740-942-8372 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (740)942-8372.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

Representatives of Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (740) 942-8372. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 169 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 169
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $324
Monthly Cost $54,706

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Harrison 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 9% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 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 $11,024 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 14% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 81% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% 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.

29% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 42% 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 Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $441. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $187.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

Steele Penn Crest Apartments

500 Busby Dr
Bowerston, OH
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