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Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority
Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fremont, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 3rd, 2020, Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Sandusky County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.sanduskymha.org.
Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (419) 334-4426.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The SMHA offers one public housing community with 48 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
There are two steps in applying for public housing:
1. Submit a pre application online here to secure your date and time of application.
2. Visit the SMHA office to pick up an application, located at 1358 Mosser Dr., Fremont, OH between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Once the paper application has been submitted, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above, on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
The SMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, or disabled.
More information can be found by visiting the SMHA website at http://www.sanduskymha.org/
, or by calling 419-334-4426 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (419)334-4426.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/04/2015.
About Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority
More information about Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.sanduskymha.org.
Representatives of Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (419) 334-4426. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 237 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||236 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$366 ||$1,498 |
||$86,358 ||$1,498 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sandusky 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 26% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 18 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,685 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% 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.
30% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.
31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 66% 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
33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $339 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $394. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.
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 Apartments Operated by Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority
1350 Mosser Dr