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 County, Medina, Wadsworth, Creston, Lodi, Rittman, Brunswick, Chippewa Lake, Seville, Spencer, Westfield Center and Gloria Glens Park.

Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Medina County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2016 until September 2017; and prior to that in April 2012. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center.
  2. Pick up an application at the MMHA office.
  3. Request an application be mailed by calling the MMHA.
  4. Request an application be mailed by emailing the MMHA.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the MMHA office. Faxed and emailed applications were not accepted.

There were no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the MMHA website, or call the office at (330) 725-7531.

Last Updated on 09/21/2017.

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 the most recent VMS report, Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 628 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 584 2 27 6 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $421 $482 $308 $935 $213
Monthly Cost $245,878 $963 $8,322 $5,611 $1,921

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.


Apartment Communities managed by Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority

531 High St
Wadsworth, Ohio
Menwa Apartments is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Wadsworth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
190 Main St
Wadsworth, Ohio
Wadsworth Tower is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Wadsworth.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
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