OPEN: 1-Bedroom, is currently open and does not have a predetermined closing date.

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Analysis by Nathan Brunet

Last Updated: February, 23rd 2024

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This waiting list is for Senior and Disabled Public Housing rental housing assistance in Bowerston and Freeport, Ohio.

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority (HMHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Near-Elderly (50+) or Disabled Public Housing apartments at Penn Crest Apartments and Steele Crest Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least October 2019, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the paper application online. Select the "APPLICATION" button for a community.
  2. Call (740) 942-8372 to request an application.
  3. Send an email to djohnson@harrisonmha.com.
  4. Pick up an application from the HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran of the military or a surviving spouse of a military veteran. Verification: DD Form 214 or Military Discharge Certificate.
  • Current resident of Harrison County. Verification: Current Driver’s License or State I.D., you may be asked to provide current bills in your name to verify address (must be able to provide proof of residency for at least 6 months).
  • Currently living in substandard housing or homeless. Verification: Written verification form the local code enforcement office and/or health department. Homeless Verification: Written statement from a reputable agency that assists homeless persons such as an Emergency Shelter Provider (HMHA discretion on reputable agency).
  • Involuntarily displaced. Verification: Please let HMHA know if you feel that you qualify for this preference in order to know what verification you would need to provide because it may vary on a case by case basis).
  • Paying more than 50% of my/our gross income towards our rent and utilities. Verification: Lease from current landlord, rent receipts, verification of family Gross income, current utility receipts.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HMHA website.

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1-Bedroom, Senior / Disabled Public Housing Application Methods

The application may be picked up in person at HMHA's administrative office, located at 82450 Cadiz-Jewett Road Cadiz, OH 43907.

The application may be printed out from http://harrisonmha.com/uploads/3/4/2/0/34209832/hmha_application_08.19__web_.pdf.

The application may be requested by phone at (740) 942-8372.

The application may be requested by email at djohnson@harrisonmha.com.

1-Bedroom, Senior / Disabled Public Housing Applicant Preferences

1-Bedroom, has preferences for: Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, Veterans, Homeless, Live in Substandard Housing. Preferences are not required but Senior / Disabled Public Housing applicants that meet these criteria will be moved up the waiting list.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

1-Bedroom, Senior / Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is managed by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 315 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

This housing agency serves Harrison County, Ohio.

What should I do after applying to the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

After applying, it's a good practice to keep a record of any application that you submit. This will help you keep track of your application, and is especially useful if you apply to multiple waiting lists. You can do this easily with a document on your computer or mobile device, and also with a notebook or piece of paper.

Make sure to write down your application or confirmation number with the application details. This number will be important to reference in the future. Once you have this information written, keep it stored in a place that's easy to access when you need it.

With this information safely stored, all you have left to do is wait to find out if you've been selected for the waiting list.

When will I know if I've been selected for the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

Depending on the area, it may take weeks or even months to know if you've been selected for the waiting list. Your wait for an announcement is usually the longest in areas with large populations and a high demand for housing assistance.

Check if the public notice states when the housing authority plans to announce the results, or how long it may take to review applications. Contact the housing authority if this information isn't available.

How do I know if I've been added to the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

Once all applications are reviewed, the housing authority will either contact everyone who has been placed on the waiting list, or message everyone who applied to check their results.

The housing authority will use the contact information you give in the application to reach you (usually by mail, email, or phone). For this reason, it is very important to put valid contact information on your application. Make sure you keep your contact information up to date, and that you respond quickly if any further action is required.

If you don't get contacted by the housing authority, it might mean that you were not chosen for the waiting list. Sometimes, housing authorities do not contact applicants who were not placed on the waiting list. Check with the housing authority for confirmation.

How can I check my status on the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

To check your status on the waiting list, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or visit the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to check your status.

Some housing authorities will give your spot on the waiting list, but others might only confirm that you're still on the waiting list. Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when checking your status.

How long will it take to get to the top of the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

The wait to reach the top of this waiting list will be different for everyone.

This waiting list has at least one preference, so those who qualify will have a shorter wait than those who don't. After sorting preferences, applicants are placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received by the housing authority. So applying soon after the waiting list opens will give you a shorter wait than those who wait to apply after you.

If you are closer to the top of the waiting list, your wait may be just weeks or months long. But if you're closer to the end of the waiting list, it could take years to reach the top.

How do I update my application for the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list?

To update your waiting list application, you usually have to log into an online portal, call a phone number, or submit a form to the office. Each housing authority has different ways for you to update your application.

Make sure that you have your application or confirmation number with you when updating your application.

When can I apply for a Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list that is open until further notice?

You can apply for a waiting list that is open until further notice while it stays open for an unknown period of time. Usually, the housing authority is accepting applications until the waiting list closes, but some of these waiting lists never close.

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I pick up an application?

To pick up an application, you must visit a location set by the housing authority to pick up a paper form. This place may be a housing authority office, local government building, or another location that is helping with the waiting list opening. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I print out an application?

To print out an application, a paper form must be printed from a device that is connected to the internet. This document is usually in the form of a .doc, docx, or .pdf. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I request an application by phone?

To request an application by phone, you must call a phone number and ask for the housing authority to send you an application. The housing authority will offer at least one way to get an application, usually by mail, email, or fax. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list, how do I request an application by email?

To request an application by email, you must send an email that asks the housing authority to send you an application. The housing authority will offer at least one way to get an application, usually by mail, email, or fax. The application must be completed and sent back to the housing authority according to their instructions.

How is a Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior / Disabled Public Housing waiting list sorted by date and time?

A waiting list sorted by date and time orders applicants who are selected for the waiting list by the date and time the housing authority receives the application. Those who apply earlier will generally be placed higher on the waiting list.

Who lives in Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing units?

If you are considering applying to live in a Public Housing unit, you may be interested to know who already lives in these units, and what the households tend to look like. Fortunately, we can provide some helpful statistics using HUD's 2023 Picture of Subsidized Households. The following data describes the economic and demographic characteristics of renters who live in Public Housing units provided by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority.

How many renters live in Public Housing units provided by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority?

At the start of 2024, Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority was managing 50 Public Housing units. Of the total number of units managed, there were 50 units occupied. This represents 100% of the total number of Public Housing units managed by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority.

According to HUD, there is a total of 52 people living in Public Housing units managed by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority, with the average number of people per household being 1.

How long did current Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing tenants spend on a waiting list before occupying a Public Housing unit?

The 50 households living in Public Housing units at the start of 2024 waited on average 5 months before being able to move in. Of those households, 6 occupied their unit in the last year. This represents 12 percent of Public Housing tenants in units managed by Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Are there any Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing units not occupied?

The Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing program that this waiting list covers had 100% of its units occupied by households with 0% unoccupied at the start of 2024.

How much do Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing households earn?

The average annual household income for Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing tenant households is $15,296 The average annual income per person is $14,708 The average Public Housing household annual income is 28% of the local Area Median Income.

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing household annual income
Annual Income Range ($) Number of Households % of Vouchers
Less than $5,000 1 2%
$5,000 - $9,999 4 8%
$10,000 - $14,999 26 51%
$15,000 - $19,999 9 18%
$20,000+ 10 20%

What is the source of income for Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing households?

Of all Public Housing households, 2 (4%) receive the majority of their income from wages and/or business. 47 (94%) households derive the majority of their income from some other source (other than wage or welfare).

How much does a Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing unit cost?

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing program, the federal government covers the cost of, on average, $443 per month for each household, which equates to annual cost of $5,316.

How much does the average Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing tenant pay per month in rent?

HUD refers to the portion of rent paid by the tenant as the Total Tenant Payment, or Family Expenditure.

For the Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing program, the average family expenditure is $324 per month or $3,888 per year. The combined payment from all tenants in the program is $16,200 per month, which is $194,400 per year.

What is the race and ethnicity of Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing households?

2% of Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing program households have a minority head of household who is Black, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander; or of Hispanic ethnicity.