Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority

189 First Street
Painesville, Lake County, Ohio 44077

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

The RAD Multifamily Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Lake County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
RAD Multifamily Open Until Further Notice
Lake County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: RAD Multifamily Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) RAD Multifamily waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: The LMHA operates three RAD Multifamily Communities; Jackson Towers, Washington Square, and Woodlawn Homes.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call the LMHA at (440) 354-3347 to request an application by mail.
  2. Pick up an application at the LMHA office, located at 189 First Street, Painesville, OH 44077.

For more information, visit the LMHA Public Housing page here, or the LMHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (440) 354-3347.

Last Updated on 03/20/2019.

Other Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lake County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 11 days in April, 2018; and before that for three days in July, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the LMHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/20/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in March, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The LMHA operates one Public Housing community, ParkView Place.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the LMHA to pick up an application.
  2. Call to request an application by mail.

Once the application was completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Veterans, Working/Employed, Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster or Not Currently Living in Subsidized Housing.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LMHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/20/2019.

About Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lakehousing.org.

Representatives of Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (440) 354-3347. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at www.lakehousing.org.

How To Update Your Application

If your application is on the LMHA waiting list, you are responsible for notifying LMHA of any changes to your application information, including address and phone number changes.

Periodically, you will receive communication to update your application information for LMHA, as well as when you are selected from the waiting list. Please respond to the communication promptly, as instructed by LMHA. 

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (440) 354-3347.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Lake 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 Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,410 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,348 4 19 9 13 8
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $538 $285 $633 $478 $813 $489
Monthly Cost $724,841 $1,141 $12,036 $4,301 $10,570 $3,911

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lake 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 12% having issued approximately 112 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 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 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,549 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

40% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $601. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $86.



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 Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority

Jackson Towers

200 W Jackson St
Painesville, OH
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