About Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Mansfield, Ohio.

The Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Richland County, Mansfield, Shelby, Lexington, Ontario, Bellville, Lucas, Butler and Shiloh.

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 

 

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.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,780 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 1,694 9 5 66
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $365 $359 $655 $312
Monthly Cost $617,702 $3,233 $3,275 $20,611

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.