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About Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Zanesville.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The waiting list for public housing is short.

The ZMHA offers three public housing communities with 674 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the ZMHA office to pick up an application, located at 407 Pershing Rd., Zanesville, OH, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

 Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of income.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the ZMHA can be reached by calling 740-454-8566 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.

Zanesville, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority (ZMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in October 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at the James Singer Activity Center.

Preferences have yet to be confirmed, and it is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the ZMHA, and will update our page when more information becomes available.

For more information, call the ZMHA at (740) 454-8566.

Last Updated on 10/20/2017.

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


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 868 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardFamily UnificationTenant ProtectionPorted OutNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers6711427147
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$333$394$306$162$302
Monthly Cost$223,304$55,986$2,141$162$14,216

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 Operated by Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

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