Parma Public Housing Agency

1440 Rockside Rd.
Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44134

Parma Public Housing Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Parma, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Parma Public Housing Agency serves Cuyahoga County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Parma Public Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Parma Public Housing Agency (PPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in May, 2019; and before that 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 application.

There were no preferences.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the PPHA website.

Last Updated on 07/16/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Parma Public Housing Authority (PPHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the PPHA website.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

About Parma Public Housing Agency

More information about Parma Public Housing Agency can be found on its website at http://www.cityofparma-oh.gov/cityhall/publichousing.ht.

Representatives of Parma Public Housing Agency may be available by phone at (216) 661-2015. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 4:30pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/06/2019, Parma Public Housing Agency is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Parma Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Parma Public Housing Agency manages 677 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
Vouchers 664 11 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $464 $269 $1,060
Monthly Cost $308,287 $2,959 $2,120

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Parma Public Housing Agency

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 2% having issued approximately 344 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 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 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,369 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

83% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 77% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Parma Public Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Parma Public Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.



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.


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