Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

101 West High Street
Springfield, Clark County, Ohio 45502

Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Springfield, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2019, Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Springfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The SMHA offers eleven public housing communities with 778 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the SMHA office to pick up an application, located at 101 West High St., Springfield, OH, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, no appointment is necessary. Be sure to bring these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, copies of police record, proof of all income, verification of all assets.

The SMHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, rent burden, displaced, disabled, and elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the SMHA website at http://www.smha-lpnnc.com/, or by calling 937-325-7331 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (937)325-7331.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/01/2015.

Other Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.smha-lpnnc.com/.

Representatives of Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (937) 325-7331. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/22/2019, it is not known if Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,033 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 815 3 198
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $411 $893 $280
Monthly Cost $334,994 $2,678 $55,510

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Springfield 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


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