Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

131 W Boardman Street
Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio 44503

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Youngstown, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, 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
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Mahoning County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330) 744-2161.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/10/2019.

Other Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if Youngstown 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 Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,928 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,824 5 5 12 23 33 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $392 $295 $325 $305 $744 $288 $302
Monthly Cost $714,565 $1,474 $1,623 $3,657 $17,117 $9,515 $6,341

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.

Income Characteristics

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.


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