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Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

407 Pershing Road
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio 43701

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 26th, 2020, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Coopermill Manor Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Muskingum County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Coopermill Manor Open Until Further Notice
Muskingum County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Zanesville 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.

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

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

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 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, select the "LEARN MORE" link for a Public Housing community listed here, and then select the "DOWNLOAD APPLICATION" link.

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 11/05/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Coopermill Manor 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 Other Waiting List

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

To apply during the opening period, visit the CooperMill Manor L.P. page here, and then select the "DOWNLOAD APPLICATION" link.

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 Coopermill Manor L.P. 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.

Last Updated on 11/05/2019.

Other Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Muskingum County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 9, 2019, until December 31, 2019. 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 here. There were no paper applications.

The maximum income limits for each household size was as follows:

1 Person $22,900  | 5 Persons $35,350

2 Persons $26,200 | 6 Persons $37,950

3 Persons $29,450 | 7 Persons $40,550

4 Persons $32,700 | 8 Persons $43,200

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Veteran. To qualify for this preference veterans will be required to supply a DD-214.

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

For more information, visit the ZMHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the ZMHA website

Last Updated on 01/02/2020.

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 10/26/2020, 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 823 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 677 92 6 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $330 $435 $272 $327
Monthly Cost $223,736 $40,008 $1,631 $15,695

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

345 Indiana St
Zanesville, Ohio

Maple Terrace

2746 Maple Ave
Zanesville, Ohio

Leased Housing

1265 Race Cir
Zanesville, Ohio