Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority

815 N 6th Street
Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio 43952

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Steubenville, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 19th, 2019, Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority (JMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The JMHA offers five communities:
1. JFK Hi-Rise Apartments, Family Units and Bridgewater Terrace, family units range in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.
815 North 6th Avenue, Steubenville, OH 43952

2. Earl Rodgers Plaza is scattered site community
482 South 5th St., Steubenville, OH 43952

3. Michael Myers Terrace is a family community that ranges in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.
425 North 5th St., Toronto, OH 43964

4. Merkel Apartments offers one bedroom apartments.
3124 Grandview Ave., Titonsville, OH 43963

5. Schlernitzaur Apartments ranges in size from 2 to 4 bedrooms.
208 Market St., Yorkville, OH 43971

To apply, please follow the links above to download, then print and complete the application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered or mailed to the address of the community you would like to apply to. Please Note: You can apply to more than one community.

The JMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program, employed at least 20 hours a week, attending school full time, displaced by government action, fire, flood, natural disaster, victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the JMHA website at http://www.jeffersonmha.org/, or by calling 740-282-0994 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)282-0994.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

About Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/19/2019, it is not known if Jefferson 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 Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 603 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 405 1 197
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $456 $1,541 $383
Monthly Cost $184,676 $1,541 $75,524

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jefferson 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 13% having issued approximately 46 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,138 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% 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. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $307 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $501. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $237.



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 Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority

John F Kennedy Apartments

815 N 6th Ave
Steubenville, OH

Michael Myers Terrace

425 N 5th St
Toronto, OH

Earl F Rodgers Plaza

423 S 5th St
Steubenville, OH
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