About Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Crooksville, Ohio.

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Perry County, New Lexington, Thornville, Somerset, New Straitsville, Crooksville and Junction City.

Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority (PCMHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: The current wait time for a voucher is approximately one to two years.

To apply,  you must visit the PCMHA office in person to pick up an application, located at 26 Brown Circle Dr., Crooksville, OH, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and Photo IDs for all adult household members.

The PCMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, living and/or working in Perry County, veteran, employed, victim of domestic violence, or homeless.

For more information, the PCMHA can be reached by calling 740-982-5991 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority (PCMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The PCMHA offers two public housing communities with 118 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you must visit the PCMHA to pick up an application, located at 26 Brown Circle Dr., Crooksville, OH, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and Photo IDs for all adult household members.

The PCMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, living and/or working in Perry County, veteran, employed, victim of domestic violence, or homeless.

For more information the PCMHA can be reached by calling 740-982-5991 during normal office hours.


Last Updated on 06/01/2015.


About the Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 204 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 203 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $320 $235
Monthly Cost $65,044 $235

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Perry County 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 16% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $9,858 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

44% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

2% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 27% 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 Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $481. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $179.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority

26 Brown Circle Dr
Crooksville, Ohio
James L Brown Terrace Hts is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Crooksville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
13000 Parkview Dr
Roseville, Ohio
Parkview Arms Apartments is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community in Roseville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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