Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on November 14th, 2016.

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

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The waiting list was last open in October 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The LMHA offers six individual/family Public Housing communities and six communities dedicated to senior/disabled households.

Please note: The LMHA expects to reopen this waiting list in early 2017.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (440) 288-1600.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on November 14th, 2016.

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

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. The waiting list was last open in October 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The LMHA offers six individual/family Public Housing communities and six communities dedicated to senior/disabled households.

Please note: The LMHA expects to reopen this waiting list in early 2017.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (440) 288-1600.

Lorain County, Ohio Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on January 15th, 2017.

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

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in January 2017, and prior to that for one week in February 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There are no preferences.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

The LMHA expects it will take two years to serve all households placed on the waiting list.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or call the office at (440) 288-1600.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Oberlin Homes Liht 97/100 08/29/2014
Wilkes-villa 87/100 09/19/2014
Lakeview Plaza 90/100 09/12/2014
Oberlin Homes 96/100 06/19/2013
Wilkes-villa 69/100 06/26/2013
Leavitt Homes 83/100 06/17/2013

Public Housing Operated by Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority

310 W 7th St
Lakeview Plaza is a 397 unit low income housing apartment community in Lorain.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
310 East Ave
Wilkes - Villa is a 382 unit low income housing apartment community in Elyria.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
138 S Main St
Oberlin Homes is a 310 unit low income housing apartment community in Oberlin.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
2310 W 20th St
Leavitt Homes is a 370 unit low income housing apartment community in Lorain.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Ohio:

Affordable Apartments near Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority

3152 Fulmer Rd
Jenna Terrace Apartments is a 64 unit low income housing apartment community in Lorain.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lorain.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1615 E 29th St
Berkshire Court is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Lorain.
2927 Leavitt Rd
Westgate Gardens is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Lorain.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8