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Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.The Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (937)325-7331.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/01/2015.
The Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed.
The SMHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from November 8, 2022, until November 22, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the application.
Once the paper application was completed, it was required to be hand delivered to the SMHA office. Applications were accepted during these specific dates: November 8, 2022, November 10, 2022, November 15, 2022, and November 22, 2022.
This waiting list had the following preferences:
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the SMHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the SMHA notice on November 10, 2022.
This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Springfield, Clark and Champaign County, Ohio.
Last Updated on 11/22/2022.
Last Updated on 07/20/2015.
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Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 2,138 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..
In addition, Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority offers other programs for eligible households, including:
Low-income housing managed by Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is located in Springfield, OH.
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.
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As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 782 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Standard||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$418||$532||$307||$288|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 104 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 16 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,332 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
52% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.
51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 48% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $270 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $485. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.
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.