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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 March 28th, 2020, Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Harrison County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1-Bedroom, Elderly USDA-Rural Development Other Senior Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Harrison County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Harrison County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom, Elderly USDA-Rural Development Open Until Further Notice
1, 2, and 3-Bedroom, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice

Open Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://harrisonmha.com/index.html.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (740) 942-8372.

Open Until Further Notice: Harrison County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October 2019, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the online paper application here.
  2. Call (740) 942-8372 to request an application.
  3. Email at tsambuco@harrisonmha.com.
  4. Pick up an application from the HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran of the military or a surviving spouse of a military veteran. Verification: DD Form 214 or Military Discharge Certificate.
  • Current resident of Harrison County. Verification: Current Driver’s License or State I.D., you may be asked to provide current bills in your name to verify address (must be able to provide proof of residency for at least 6 months).
  • Currently living in substandard housing or homeless. Verification: Written verification form the local code enforcement office and/or health department. Homeless Verification: Written statement from a reputable agency that assists homeless persons such as an Emergency Shelter Provider (HMHA discretion on reputable agency).
  • Involuntarily displaced. Verification: Please let HMHA know if you feel that you qualify for this preference in order to know what verification you would need to provide because it may vary on a case by case basis).
  • Paying more than 50% of my/our gross income towards our rent and utilities. Verification: Lease from current landlord, rent receipts, verification of family Gross income, current utility receipts.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Harrison County, Ohio.

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 11/19/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Near-Elderly (50+) or Disabled Public Housing apartments at Penn Crest Apartments and Steele Crest Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October 2019, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the paper application online here. Select the "APPLICATION" button for a community.
  2. Call (740) 942-8372 to request an application.
  3. Send an email to djohnson@harrisonmha.com.
  4. Pick up an application from the HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran of the military or a surviving spouse of a military veteran. Verification: DD Form 214 or Military Discharge Certificate.
  • Current resident of Harrison County. Verification: Current Driver’s License or State I.D., you may be asked to provide current bills in your name to verify address (must be able to provide proof of residency for at least 6 months).
  • Currently living in substandard housing or homeless. Verification: Written verification form the local code enforcement office and/or health department. Homeless Verification: Written statement from a reputable agency that assists homeless persons such as an Emergency Shelter Provider (HMHA discretion on reputable agency).
  • Involuntarily displaced. Verification: Please let HMHA know if you feel that you qualify for this preference in order to know what verification you would need to provide because it may vary on a case by case basis).
  • Paying more than 50% of my/our gross income towards our rent and utilities. Verification: Lease from current landlord, rent receipts, verification of family Gross income, current utility receipts.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bowerston and Freeport, Ohio. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

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 11/19/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 1-Bedroom, Elderly USDA-Rural Development Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Elderly (62+) USDA-Rural Development apartments at
Dunfee Court and Gable Estates is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the paper application online here. Select the "APPLICATION" button for a community.
  2. Call (740) 942-8372 to request an application.
  3. Send an email to djohnson@harrisonmha.com.
  4. Pick up an application from the HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran of the military or a surviving spouse of a military veteran
  • Current resident of Harrison County
  • Currently living in substandard housing or homeless
  • Involuntarily displaced
  • Paying more than 50% of my/our gross income towards our rent and utilities.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cadiz and Hopedale, Ohio.

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.

Last Updated on 11/19/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments at Bingham Terrace Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the paper application online here. Select the "APPLICATION" button.
  2. Call (740) 942-8372 to request an application.
  3. Send an email to djohnson@harrisonmha.com.
  4. Pick up an application from the HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran of the military or a surviving spouse of a military veteran. Verification: DD Form 214 or Military Discharge Certificate.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cadiz, Ohio.

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.

Last Updated on 11/19/2019.

About Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://harrisonmha.com/index.html.

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 03/28/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 164 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard
Vouchers 164
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $332
Monthly Cost $54,434

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 Apartments Operated by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

Steele Penn Crest Apartments

500 Busby Dr
Bowerston, Ohio