Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Section 8 Waiting Lists in Ohio

As of July 8th 2020, there are 17 Section 8 waiting lists that are open now, opening soon, or always open in Ohio.

Section 8 Waiting Lists Open Until Further Notice

There are 17 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting Lists in Ohio that are either always open or that have not announced a closing date.

There are 78 housing authorities in Ohio which offer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. For more on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program visit the Housing Choice Voucher section of our Low Income Housing Renter's Guide.

Closed Section 8 Waiting Lists

The following waiting lists have been confirmed to be closed in the last two years.

Waiting List Closed Date
Erie County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 12th, 2020
Muskingum County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 31st, 2019
Stark County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 16th, 2019
City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, OH Mainstream Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on December 11th, 2019
Butler County, OH Section 8 HCV and PBV Waiting Lists Closed on November 7th, 2019
Fulton, Lucas, and Wood County, OH; and Monroe County, MI Section 8 HCV and PBV Waiting Lists Closed on September 25th, 2019
Hamilton County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 12th, 2019
Lorain County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 30th, 2019
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on May 16th, 2019
Montgomery County, Ohio Closed on November 9th, 2018
Multi-County, OH Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on September 18th, 2018
Geauga County, Ohio Closed on August 3rd, 2018
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Section 8 HCV Waiting List Closed on June 8th, 2018
Lake County, Ohio Closed on April 26th, 2018
Warren County, Ohio Closed on March 22nd, 2018