The Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority (WMHA) is a non profit (pseudo-governmental) entity established primarily for the purpose of developing and / or operating affordable housing according to rules established by the state and HUD. WMHA as a public housing authority is established under state law and is eligible to develop and operate public housing.
WMHA public housing provides affordable shelter for low income families either citizens or eligible immigrants. WMHA public housing serves mostly very low-income tenants who pay no more than 30 percent of their adjusted income for rent.
WMHA also administers the tenant-based Section 8 program also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program. This section 8 voucher program helps individuals and families by paying the landlord the difference between what the individual/family can afford and the actual rent for the unit. In this program payment is made to the landlord on behalf of the qualified person and is not tied to a specific subsidized housing project. This form of assistance is portable and stays with the qualified person in the form of a Section 8 certificate or voucher.
The Public Housing Program
A waiting list is often in place at WMHA for public housing therefore applicants are encouraged to check the waiting list status on a regular basis.
There are a reported 207 units owned and operated by Warren Metropolitan Housing Authority. Sites for such public housing include locations in Middletown, Franklin, Lebanon, and South Lebanon Ohio.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program
This is a tenant-based Section 8 program. The section 8 rental voucher helps individuals and families by paying the landlord the difference between what the individual/family can afford and the actual rent for the unit.
In this program the qualified household has the responsibility of finding their own housing to rent .Which may include single family homes, townhouses, apartments, duplexes and mobile homes. The program participant can choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program. Such housing is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the public housing authority on behalf of the participating individual or family. The individual or family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. This form of assistance is portable and stays with the qualified person in the form of a Section 8 certificate or voucher allowing the qualified person to move without loss of housing assistance.
Where to Apply:
990 E Ridge Lebanon Ohio 45036
Telephone Number: (513) 695-3380
Call or go to website to check current status of waiting list.
Warren Metro Housing Authority is reportedly allotted 448 vouchers
Warren Metro Housing Authority does not maintain local preferences to move special populations to the top of the waiting list.
WMHA Transitions Program
The WMHA Transition Program assists homeless families. The goal is for Transition families to successfully obtain and maintain decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing while coordinating the provision of supportive and social services to encourage self-growth.
It is a two year program with the goal for each family that participates to become self-sufficient and a valuable asset to the community.
The program works closely with local shelters to provide housing, rent assistance and supportive services.
- Subsidized Housing
- Case Management
- Life Skills Classes (Advocacy)
- Educational Training
- Money Management
- Employment Skills (Referrals)
- Campfire and 4-H