Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

88 West Third Street
Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio 44901

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Mansfield, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 16th, 2019, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Richland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Richland County, OH.

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice. 

Please note: The MMHA will only accept applications on the first Friday of each month, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am 

To apply, visit the MMHA office, located at 88 West Third Street, Mansfield, OH, on the date and times noted above.

For more information, please contact the MMHA at 419-524-0029.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 4195240029.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

About Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 524-0029. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/16/2019, it is not known if Mansfield 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 Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,816 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,698 31 7 59
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $381 $451 $1,109 $285
Monthly Cost $647,640 $13,987 $7,763 $16,800

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mansfield 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 20% having issued approximately 90 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 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 $9,584 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

47% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

46% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% 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, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $239 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $464. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



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.