Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

435 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio 43604

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Toledo, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Fulton County, Lucas County, Monroe County and Wood County but does not serve Bowling Green.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fulton, Lucas, and Wood County, Ohio; and Monroe County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from September 21, 2019 at 12:01 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online pre-application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Starting September 21, 2019 at 12:01 am until September 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm, selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

After September 25, 2019, 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, read the LMHA Public Notice, visit the LMHA Housing Choice Voucher Programs page, or visit the LMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (419) 259-9400.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 09/21/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2016, until further notice.

Please note: The LMHA calls the Public Housing program the "Affordable Housing Program."

According to the LMHA, "The Affordable Housing Program oversees the more than 2,500 public housing rental units including over 200 scattered site homes housing units owned by Lucas Metro Housing Authority (LMHA)."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online pre-application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the LMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (419) 259-9400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/17/2019.

Other Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fulton, Lucas, and Wood County, Ohio; and Monroe County, Michigan Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from September 21, 201, until September 25, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Insufficient Funding
    • Any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding. (50 Points)
  • Involuntarily Displaced
    • Families involuntarily displaced due to natural disaster or government action. (40 Points)
  • Supportive Housing
    • Families must be referred by the TLCHB and meet the criteria as defined above. Limited to up to 60 vouchers. (30 Points)

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences

According to the public notice, "LMHA may choose to limit the number of applicants accepted through the lottery process and those applicants not randomly chosen will be discarded." It also said that, "After September 25, 2019 the waiting list will remain open to special programs only. These applications are accepted via a referral process only."

For more information, visit the LMHA Housing Choice Voucher Programs page, or the LMHA website.

Last Updated on 09/25/2019.

About Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.lucasmha.org/.

Representatives of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 259-9400. 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 https://www.lucasmha-apply4housing.org/status/.

How To Update Your Application

According to the LMHA, it "offers two options for applicants to update information submitted in their application:

  • Applicant Portal – The Preferred Method - :
  • Mail or In Person:
    • By Mail – Send LMHA a letter requesting the changes and place your online application confirmation number and signature on the letter.
      • Address to Send To:  
        LMHA HCV Waiting List
        211 S. Byrne Road
        Toledo, OH 43615
    • In Person – Provide a written statement to LMHA, including the online application confirmation number, and the changes you request on a written, signed document.
  • NO changes will be accepted over the phone!"
HCV Portability Status

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 4,176 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,467 69 44 145 37 134 269
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $472 $389 $638 $424 $358 $362 $373
Monthly Cost $1,637,118 $26,863 $28,075 $61,513 $13,242 $48,496 $100,314

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lucas 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 342 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 33 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 $10,748 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 56% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

48% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 71% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 38% 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, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $283 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $541. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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.


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