About Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Medina, Ohio.

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Medina.

Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Medina County, Ohio Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on October 5, 2016 at 8:30 am ET, and will be open indefinitely. It was last open in April 2012.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the MMHA office, located at 850 Walter Rd, Medina, OH 44256, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  2. Request an application be mailed by calling (330) 725-7531, (330) 336-3606, or (330) 273-9072.
  3. Request an application be mailed by emailing mmha@mmha.org.
Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the MMHA office at the address above. A drop off box will be available for hand delivered applications submitted after office hours. Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

There are no preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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, read the MMHA public notice, visit the MMHA website, or call the office at (330) 725-7531.

Last Updated on 10/07/2016.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 600 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 538 2 47 4 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $413 $695 $232 $546 $236
Monthly Cost $222,328 $1,389 $10,881 $2,182 $2,125

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Medina 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 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 51 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,582 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% 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 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $320 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $504. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $125.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority

1120 N Huntington St
Medina Creative Housing II is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Medina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
308 W Union St
Union Square Apartments is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community in Medina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
253 Abbeyville Rd
Liberty Plaza is a 106 unit low income housing apartment community in Medina.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance