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), and Public Housing programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Lucas County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The LMHA offers 18 Public Housing communities with 3,100 units for families and senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here
  2. Visit the LMHA office to fill out an application, located at 211 S. Byrne Rd., Toledo, OH, on Monday and Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Elderly/disabled applicants can visit the office between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.
Be sure to bring these documents with you when filling out the application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the LMHA website, or by calling (419) 259-9448 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 (419)259-9400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/14/2016.

Other Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


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

The Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for more than two weeks in June 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 pre-application. No paper pre-applications were sent or accepted. 


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 (419) 259-9400.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

About Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lucasmha.org/. Representatives of Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 259-9400. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/18/2019, 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 4,211 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 3,486 67 43 152 41 139 272
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $468 $383 $655 $408 $457 $352 $368
Monthly Cost $1,631,286 $25,666 $28,164 $62,038 $18,735 $48,877 $99,971

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.


Public Housing Operated by Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

West 1 - Amp 111

5836 Southwyck Blvd
Toledo, OH

West 2 - Amp 112

3425 Nebraska Ave
Toledo, OH

West 3 - Amp 113

1950 W Bancroft St
Toledo, OH

East 3 - Amp 123

615 Cherry St
Toledo, OH

Central 2 - Amp 132

392 Nebraska Ave
Toledo, OH