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How Do I Apply for the Public Housing Program?

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) is currently accepting pre-applications for the Public Housing Program waiting list for the 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 bedrooms.

Step 1 - Download and complete the pre-application.

  1. Pre-Application (English)
  2. Pre-Application (Spanish)


Paper forms are available outside the front entrance of LMHA’s Main Office, 1600 Kansas Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052.

Please contact the Admissions Department at 440-288-7484 if you need a reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application.

Step 2 - Completed applications must be sent via US Mail to: 

1600 Kansas Ave
Lorain Ohio


Applications submitted by any other means will not be eligible. Only one pre-application accepted per household. Only one pre-application per envelope.

What happens next?

Upon receipt, LMHA will retain in order based on bedroom size and the date received. On each Monday and Wednesday, LMHA will select a pre-determined number of applications per needed bedroom size in order of their receipt. The number selected will be in accordance with LMHA’s operational needs. LMHA will contact those selected only by the phone number or email provided on the pre-application to begin screening for eligibility.