Open Low Income Housing Waiting List in Ohio

Find applications for 13 open low-income apartment waiting lists in Ohio. Get the information needed to apply for HUD rental housing that can’t be found anywhere else.

Ohio Housing Authorities

Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority

Adams Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Northwood Maplewood, 3-Bedroom Closed
3-Bedroom Closed
4-Bedroom Closed
2-Bedroom Closed

Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Athens Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority

Belmont Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Bowling Green Housing Agency

Bowling Green Housing Agency serves Ohio.

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Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Brown Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Middletown, Ohio Open Now
Grove Street Closed
YWCA Goodman Place Closed
Beacon Pointe Closed

Butler Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority

Cambridge Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Chillicothe Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Bennett Point Open Now
The Summit PHS Open Until Further Notice
Sutter View Open Until Further Notice
Asset Management Open Until Further Notice
Baldwin Grove Open Until Further Notice
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Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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City of Marietta

City of Marietta serves Ohio.

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Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority

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2-Bedroom Closed
4 and 5-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice

Clermont Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Clinton Metropolitan Housing Authority

Clinton Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Closed

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority

Crawford Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Carver Park RAD lll, 1,2,3,4 and 5-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
Wade Park High Rise & Family, 1 and 2-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
Laronde Apartments, 1-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
The Northern Ohio Blanket Mills and The Davis, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
The Louise C. Stokes Scholar House, 2 and 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice
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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority

Darke County Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority

Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Emerald Development And Economic Network

Emerald Development And Economic Network serves Ohio.

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Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority

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3-Bedroom Closed
2-Bedroom Scattered Sites Closed
Bayshore Towers, Near Elderly Closed
4-Bedroom Closed

Erie Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Fayette Metropolitan Housing Authority

Fayette Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Gallia Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Greater Dayton Premier Management

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Greater Dayton Premier Management Closed

Greater Dayton Premier Management is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority

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1-Bedroom, Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom, Elderly USDA-Rural Development Open Until Further Notice

Harrison Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Henry Metropolitan Housing Authority

Henry Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority

Highland Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Huron Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Ironton Metropolitan Housing Authority

Ironton Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Jackson County Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Jackson County Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Jackson County Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority

Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority

Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Logan County Metropolitan Housing Authority

Logan County Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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London Metropolitan Housing Authority

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London Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

London Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority Closed
Harr Plaza and International Plaza, Elderly and Disabled Section 8 New Construction Closed

Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority Closed
Lucas County and the City of Toledo, Ohio Closed

Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

Mansfield Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Marion Metropolitan Housing Authority

Marion Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority

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South Court Senior Villas Closed
Wadsworth Tower Closed
Menwa LP Apartments Senior Open Until Further Notice

Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Meigs Metropolitan Housing Authority

Meigs Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Floral View Apartments, Washington Commons and Morris House Open Until Further Notice

Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Monroe Metropolitan Housing Authority

Monroe Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Morgan Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Morgan Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Morgan Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Morrow Metropolitan Housing Authority

Morrow Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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New Avenues To Independence Inc.

New Avenues To Independence Inc. serves Ohio.

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Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority

Noble Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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North Coast Housing Connections

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Chevybrook Estates Closed
Chevybrook Estates, 2-Bedroom Closed
Parma Public Housing Agency Closed

North Coast Housing Connections is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Perry County Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice
Louise Terrace Open Until Further Notice
Pickaway Terrace and Eden Place Open Until Further Notice

Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Pike Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Pike Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Pike Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Efficiency, One, Two, Three, and Four-Bedroom, Open Until Further Notice

Portsmouth Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Preble Metropolitan Housing Authority

Preble Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Day Woods Closed

Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority

Seneca Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Trumbull Homes, Highland Terrace, Rio Terra, Girard Scattered Sites and Hilltop Gardens Open Now
Riverview Apartments, Eastview Apartments, Hubbard Manor, Valley West, McKinley Towers and Northview Open Now
Eagle Creek and Girard Manor​​​​​​​, Tax Credit Affordable Housing Open Now

Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority

Tuscarawas Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Vinton Metropolitan Housing Authority

Vinton Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority

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1-Bedroom Closed
2 and 3-Bedroom Open Until Further Notice

Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for a waiting list now.

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Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Closed
Townview Terrace, Assisted Living Closed
Shreve Manor Open Until Further Notice
Secrest Village Apartments Open Until Further Notice

Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for 2 waiting lists now.

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Williams Metropolitan Housing Authority

Williams Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Ohio.

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Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

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Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Are Public Housing Waiting Lists Open in Ohio?

As of July 18, 2024, AHO is tracking 13 Public Housing waiting lists open right now.

AHO encourages you to apply continuously to open waiting lists as soon as possible. These waiting lists may close without sufficient notice.

How many Public Housing waiting lists were open in Ohio in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 84 Public Housing waiting lists open for at least a day in Ohio.

How long were Public Housing waiting lists kept open in Ohio in the last few years?

Public Housing waiting lists in Ohio were kept open an average of 696 days over the last three years.

Many waiting lists were kept open only a short time. In the last three years, 10.7% were open seven days or less and 2.4% were open for only one day (or a few hours) . This means that it is important for low-income renters to apply right away when they find an open waiting list.

How hard is it to get a Public Housing unit if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

Some housing authorities have a preference for local residents in their waiting list placement. If you live outside the area you can get on the waiting list, but you will likely wait a long time before a unit becomes available, if at all.

Over the last three years, 14.3% of Public Housing waiting lists in Ohio that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in Ohio increase access with online applications?

Online applications make it easier for low-income renters to apply for open waiting lists, especially when applying to different communities or when waiting lists are only kept open a short time.

Online applications were used for 64.3% of waiting list applications in in Ohio over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in Ohio?

Random lotteries were used by 2.4% of housing authorities in Ohio to place applicants on their waiting lists over the last three years.

Applicants placed at the bottom of a waiting list may wait up to two or three years before being offered a voucher. Placing applicants on a waiting list using a random lottery gives everyone a fair chance to be near the top of the list.

Many housing authorities place applicants according to the date and time of their submission. Applicants who apply later will have a long wait for assistance, which is especially unfair in cases where waiting lists are kept open just few days or less.

How long do households spend on a Public Housing waiting list in Ohio before being offered a unit?

Households spend an average of 22 months on a waiting list before a unit becomes available for them in Ohio.

Who is served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Ohio?

Public Housing households served by housing authorities in Ohio include:

  • 24% headed by seniors
  • 21% with a person with a disability
  • 43% with children
  • 24% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Ohio?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals, with "low-income" usually defined as income at or below 80% of the median income (80% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the Public Housing units are located. However, most housing authority Public Housing programs serve households with much lower incomes.

A 50% AMI household is considered very low-income (VLI) and a 30% AMI household is considered extremely low-income (ELI). ELI households are a subset of the VLI households served by a housing authority.

In Public Housing programs of housing authorities in Ohio, VLI households make up 93% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 80% of voucher-holding households.

What is a low-income apartment?

A low-income apartment has a federal, state, or local government housing program that makes rent affordable for those who are in need of housing assistance.

These apartments may have rental assistance that allows tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent, or pay a fixed rent amount that is affordable to renters.

Are there different types of housing assistance for low-income apartments?

Yes, there are many different types of housing assistance programs for low-income apartments. Some housing programs, such as Public Housing, allow tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent. Others, like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, provide fixed rents that are affordable to many renters.

The most common housing programs for low-income apartments include:

  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher
  • RAD Project-Based Voucher
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing For The Elderly
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
  • Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance

Why is there a waiting list for low-income apartments?

There is a higher demand for low-income apartments than available units, so housing agencies have waiting lists. Building a waiting list allows the agency to quickly fill units that are no longer being occupied.

Who can apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. If the head of household cannot submit an application, another person can submit one on their behalf.

There are many qualifications to get a low-income apartment, including income, housing, and criminal history. But those requirements do not prevent a person from applying for an open waiting list.

What is needed to apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, renters must usually provide their first and last name, date of birth, Social Security Number or Alien ID, and the total gross income of all household members (with exceptions).

Applications may ask for additional information, including housing history, criminal history, proof of income, and preference verification. Applicants may also be asked for demographic information, like gender, disability status, or race and ethnicity.

When can I apply for a low-income apartment?

Applications for a low-income apartment can only be submitted when the housing agency opens the waiting list.

Waiting lists in many areas are kept open indefinitely, but there are also apartments with waiting lists that are only open for certain periods. Depending on the area, if a waiting list is closed, it may not reopen for many months or years.

How do I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

When a low-income apartment waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Contact the agency that manages the apartment to find out how to submit an application.

Where can I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open low-income apartment waiting lists in the country. You do not have to live in the area to apply to most waiting lists, but there are some with restrictions. There are also some apartments with a housing program that is restricted for certain populations. If the apartment or waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing agency is targeting a specific demographic (such as elderly applicants), and documentation or a reference may be required to apply.

However, even if a waiting list is available to the general public, applicants who do not live in the area should check if there are preferences. Preferences give qualified applicants priority placement on the waiting list. And one of the most common preferences is for local residents. This means that non-local applicants may have a very long wait for a voucher, or may not get a voucher at all because of the local demand.

Can I apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists. There is no limit to how many waiting lists a household may be on.

But, it's usually not allowed to submit multiple applications for the same waiting list. If more than one application is submitted for the same waiting list, the household risks getting disqualified.

Is there an application fee for low-income apartment waiting lists?

Unlike Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, there are many low-income apartment waiting lists that charge a fee to apply. This depends on type of housing assistance for the apartment.

It is against HUD policy for a housing authority to charge an application fee for Public Housing or Section 8 apartments (including Project Based rental Assistance and Project Based Vouchers). If anyone is charging a fee for an application to these apartment types, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer.

But there may be an application fee for apartments with other housing programs.

How long is a waiting list for a low-income apartment?

After being placed on a low-income apartment waiting list, the wait may be anywhere between weeks, months, or even years.

There is no typical wait time for an apartment, but waiting lists are usually shorter than those for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on many factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait for months, while someone in another area is awaiting for years.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a low-income apartment waiting list?

Yes, many housing agencies use preferences to give a priority to applicants who are part of groups in the area that are in great need of assistance.

Common preference categories for low-income apartment waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

How can I get more information about a low-income apartment waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many low-income apartment waiting lists is to contact the property manager directly. Most managers can be reached by phone, email, or both methods of communication.

Many housing agencies have websites, but not all sites have in-depth details about their apartments. So, contacting the agency directly is usually the most effective way to find out if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important apartment requirements.

How does a waiting list for low-income apartments work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing agency with an open waiting list for a low-income apartment. If a apartment's waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying and getting qualified for the waiting list, the household will be added to the list. Waiting lists that are open indefinitely are almost always sorted by date and time the application is received. If the waiting list for a low-income apartment is only open for a specific period of time, it may be sorted by either random lottery, or date and time.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing agency will send confirmation. Be aware that some waiting lists have preferences (such as elderly or local applicants), and qualified households are given priority placement over others.

After getting placed on a waiting list, prepare to wait for some time. Waiting lists for low-income apartments are usually shorter than those for the Section 8 HCV program, but applicants may still wait weeks, months, or years, depending on the area.

Once the household reaches the top of the waiting list, an eligibility interview will be held to make sure that everyone is qualified. If the household does not meet the qualifications, they can continue applying to other open waiting lists for a chance to get a low-income apartment.