Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

407 Pershing Road
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio 43701

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of October 28th, 2021, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Muskingum County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Muskingum County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Zanesville 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.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: http://www.zanesvillehousing.org/.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (740) 454-8566.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 22, 2021 the ZMHA website states "Effective Thursday March 19, 2020, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority will be restricting access to its offices in an effort to comply with recent orders and recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-29"

more information is available here.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print both the Coopermill Manor and ZMHA Tenant application that is available online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the ZMHA office, located at 407 Pershing Rd, Zanesville, OH 43701; from 7:45 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

The following documentation is required for all household members:

  • Driver's License(s)
  • Birth Certificate(s)
  • Social Security Card(s)
  • Employment Information

For more information, visit the ZMHA Our Neighborhoods page, or the ZMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (740) 454-8566.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/24/2021.

Other Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Muskingum County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 9, 2021 until March 12, 2021. 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 maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $22,800 | 5 Persons $35,200
  • 2 Persons $26,050 | 6 persons $37,800
  • 3 Persons $29,300 | 7 Persons $40,400
  • 4 Persons $32,550 | 8 Persons $43,000

The following documentation was required:

  • The full name of each family member as it appears on his or her social security card. This is needed to help determine the voucher size
  • Each household member’s social security number and birthdate
  • Gross yearly income for all members of the household (income before any deductions)
  • Current mailing address or P.O. Box (This is how you will be contacted when your application reaches the top of the waitlist)
  • A valid email address is required to receive confirmation that your application has been placed on the Wait List. ZMHA will send confirmation emails no later than March 31, 2021

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the ZMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ZMHA on February 24, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/06/2021.

About Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (740) 454-8566. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/28/2021, it is not known if Zanesville 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 Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 754 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 623 77 6 2 46
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $359 $450 $280 $816 $337
Monthly Cost $223,902 $34,612 $1,680 $1,632 $15,482

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Zanesville 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 23% having issued approximately 36 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,065 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.

45% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $495. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

Coopermill Manor

407 Pershing Rd
Zanesville, Ohio

Maple Terrace

2746 Maple Ave
Zanesville, Ohio

Leased Housing

1265 Race Cir
Zanesville, Ohio