Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority

134 Second Street SW
New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio 44663

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 28th, 2021, Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Tuscarawas County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Tuscarawas County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.tuscarawasmha.org/.

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (330) 308-8099.

COVID-19 Update:

According to the Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority website:

"Until Further Notice, due to the Coronavirus Outbreak, the TMHA administrative office will be closed. In the meantime we will continue to conduct business via telephone, fax, U.S. Mail and email."

Open Until Further Notice: Tuscarawas County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 1, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: The TMHA has changed to an online application portal, as of June 9, 2021. According to the TMHA, "No paper applications postmarked after June 8, 2021 will be accepted."

To apply during the opening period, complete the application online here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Substandard Residence: My current place of living:
    • is falling down and in serious need of repair.
    • does not have a working indoor bathroom, including a useable toilet and shower or tub.
    • does not have electricity, or has unsafe electrical wiring.
    • does not have enough heat or the heating system is unsafe.
    • should have a kitchen, but does not.
    • has been declared unfit for living by a government agency, such as the Health Dept.
    • is a temporary arrangement with someone else and not my own residence.
    • is not any one place, but where ever I can find to go.
    • a homeless shelter.
  • Displaced Resident: I am being forced to move because:
    • of fire, flood, or other natural disaster.
    • the government or a private owner is taking over my place of residence.
    • of actual or threatened violence toward me and/or my family by my spouse or other household member.
  • Veteran Preference: Veteran means a person who has served in the active military or naval service of the U.S. who was not separated dishonorably. It may also refer to certain persons who served in the U.S. Merchant Marine if they have a DD214/215 showing honorable separation or served between 12/07/41 and 12/31/46 and died on active duty in a war zone during that period.
    • I am a veteran or am serving in the active military or naval service of the United States.
    • My spouse is a veteran, a deceased veteran or is serving in the active military or naval service of the United States. 

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the TMHA public notice, or visit the TMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the TMHA on June 11, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330) 308-8099.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/11/2021.

About Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.tuscarawasmha.org/.

Representatives of Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (330) 308-8099. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 28th, 2021, it is not known if Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 06/21/2018, Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 583 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 525 2 25 2 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $333 $349 $274 $2,586 $293
Monthly Cost $174,978 $698 $6,857 $5,172 $8,484

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Tuscarawas 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 25% having issued approximately 23 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $10,491 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

33% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $483. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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.