Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 9th, 2020, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Mahoning County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Mahoning County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher
Open Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.ymhaonline.com/.
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (330) 744-2161.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority (YMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice.
To apply, complete the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran; Working; Disabled; Displaced by natural disaster or government action.
For more information, visit the YMHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330) 744-2161.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/10/2019.
Other Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Mahoning County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority (YMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 10 days in September 2017; and before that for 10 days in February 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available in English and Spanish, and was online only.
This waiting list had the following preferences: U.S. Veteran; families with a child under the age of 6 with lead poisoning; aging out of foster care; homeless; living in a shelter or transitional housing, Safe Haven, or a hotel/motel paid for by a charitable organization or government program; persons who were homeless or living in a shelter immediately before staying at a hospital, treatment facility, jail, or prison for 90 days or less; victims of domestic violence.
2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. A list of the winning numbers will be published on the Lottery Results page here after October 20, 2017.
For more information, visit the YMHA website, or call the office at (330) 744-2161.
Last Updated on 09/21/2017.
About Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority
More information about Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ymhaonline.com/.
Representatives of Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (330) 744-2161. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,956 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 ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||1,851 ||5 ||6 ||9 ||29 ||34 ||19 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$409 ||$292 ||$340 ||$280 ||$852 ||$323 ||$322 |
||$756,260 ||$1,462 ||$2,041 ||$2,519 ||$24,695 ||$10,982 ||$6,117 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Youngstown 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 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $10,885 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 9% 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.
58% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 56% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.
87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 79% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
11% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 55% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% 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 Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $460. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $165.
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 Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority
742 Lexington Ave
131 W Boardman St
585 Poland Ave
142 Carter Cir
174 W Dennick Ave
110 E Wood St
932 Sunshine Ave