About Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Newark, Ohio.

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Licking County, Newark, Pataskala, Heath, Johnstown and Hebron.

Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

Please Note: The LMHA does not have public housing for families.

The LMHA offers one public housing community with 99 units for senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing please follow this link to download, then print and complete an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the LMHA, located at 85 West Church St., Newark, OH 43055 during normal office hours.

The LMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: near elderly, elderly, veteran, homeless.

More information can be found by visiting the LMHA website at http://www.lickingmha.org/, or by calling 740-349-9260 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Licking County, OH.

The Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in September 2015, and prior to that in 2013 and 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Licking County, OH is about 35 miles east of Columbus, OH.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to visit the Newark High School.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (740) 349-8069.

Last Updated on 09/26/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 986 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 665 1 12 9 1 298
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $440 $389 $558 $449 $998 $330
Monthly Cost $292,602 $389 $6,700 $4,039 $998 $98,191

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Licking 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 8% having issued approximately 128 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 30 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,054 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

37% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 61% 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

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $314 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $513. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority

15 S 3rd St
Candlewick Commons is a 42 unit low income housing apartment community in Newark.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
50 Coors Blvd
Pataskala Green II is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Pataskala.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1030 S 30th St
Bill Mitchell Retirement Village I is a 45 unit low income housing apartment community in Heath.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units