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LMHA Closing Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List

by Administrator March / 13 / 2020

LMHA Closing Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List Due to the Governor’s ban of groups of 100 or more, effective immediately, the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed.  LMHA WILL NOT be accepting applications on first and third Fridays of the month until further notice.   LMHA WILL NOT hold the random selection or accept applications as planned on March 20, 2020. LMHA will advertise when the HCVP waiting list reopens. Equal Housing Opportunity.
 
LMHA  a cerrar la Lista de espera del Programa de Vales de Elección
 
Debido a la prohibición del Gobernador de grupos de 100 o más, con efecto inmediato, la lista de espera del Programa de Vales de Elección de Vivienda está cerrada. LMHA NO aceptará solicitudes el primer y tercer viernes del mes hasta nuevo aviso. LMHA NO retendrá la selección aleatoria ni aceptará solicitudes según lo planeado el 20 de marzo de 2020. LMHA anunciará cuando se vuelva a abrir la lista de espera de HCVP.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Vivienda.  

 

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Coronavirus

by Administrator March / 13 / 2020

Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority is monitoring the Coronavirus.


Please click on the link up see updates.

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The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has awarded 62 Project Based Vouchers

by Administrator March / 2 / 2020

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has awarded 62 Project Based Vouchers to Emerald Development and Economic Network (EDEN), Inc. and Bridge Pointe Commons LP for the development of a 62-unit permanent supportive housing project to be located at 338 East Bridge Street in Elyria, Ohio. 

  

The proposal was evaluated according to the proposal review selection criteria, 24 CFR Part 983, and the LMHA Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) Administrative Plan.  LMHA will make its selection records and documentation for the basis of selection available for public inspection at the LMHA Main Office 1600 Kansas Ave., Lorain, Ohio.  Inquiries can be made by calling LMHA at (440) 288-1600 or by email to lmha1600@lmha.org.

 

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Sign-up now for our Home Buying class series!

by Administrator February / 28 / 2020

 

Are you ready to buy a home? It’s easier than you think. Purchasing a home can be intimidating and scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for a series of 5 micro-classes tailored ease your anxiety and transform you into a HOME BUYING HERO! Now is your chance to find out everything you ever wanted to know about credit, money, home buying and more.

 

SPACE IS LIMITED! Save your seat at 440-288-7485 or jjustic@lmha.org

 

 

 

There has never been a better time to take your first step on the path to homeownership. We’ll show you how!

Click on this link for the flyer!

 

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LMHA’s 2020 Annual Plan, 5-Year Plan, and Capital Fund 5-Year Action Plan are available for public review!

by Administrator January / 31 / 2020

LMHA’s 2020 Annual Plan, 5-Year Plan, and Capital Fund 5-Year Action Plan are available for public review!  

http://www.lmha.org/about-lmha/annual-reports/

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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) new application process.

by Administrator January / 24 / 2020

Complete details of our new process can be found by clicking here. 

http://www.lmha.org/housing-programs/housing-choice-voucher-program-section-8/how-do-i-apply/

 

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The Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) waiting list will be opening Friday December 6th 2019.

by Administrator November / 11 / 2019

LMHA will be taking applications on December 6th 2019. 

You can find detailed information on our website. Click Here!

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LMHA to replace URP Checks with Pre-Paid Debit Cards.

by Administrator November / 6 / 2019
Effective February 3, 2020, participants or residents receiving a Utility Reimbursement Payment (URP) will be issued a card.  Your URP will be deposited directly onto a Prepaid Debit Card for your convenience.

Effective February 3, 2020, LMHA will no longer print paper URP checks.

Funds will be deposited into your account on the 2nd business day of each month at the latest.  Holidays do not count as business days.
 
LMHA has partnered with US Bank to issue your new debit card.  If you receive a Utility Reimbursement Payment (URP), you will receive notification from LMHA to pick up your new card.  Once you receive your new card, activation is required.  It is important that debit card recipients read all correspondence received from LMHA and US Bank. 
 
The Prepaid Debit Card Program is only for tenants who receive a monthly URP.  If you qualify for a monthly URP, LMHA will enroll you automatically to receive a Prepaid Debit Card by mail.  All URP payments will be deposited onto your debit card without exception.
 
The Prepaid Debit Card Program offers:
 
  • Time Savings – Faster access to funds and funds automatically available; no checks to cash
  • Access – Funds available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through any In-Network ATM
  • Convenience – Cards can be used everywhere VISA debit cards are accepted – in stores, online or by phone
  • Customer Service – US Bank representatives can assist you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week via internet or toll-free number.

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LMHA closes Waiting List effective October 31, 2019

by Administrator October / 15 / 2019

October 15, 2019

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority has determined to stop accepting applications for all housing programs effective 11:59 p.m. October 31, 2019.

Currently there are approximately 3,000 applications to be processed for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, and Multifamily housing programs. Historically, only a small percentage - 30% - of applicants complete the required process for housing assistance. In order to increase efficiency and reach those in need, the Authority will process all 3,000 applicants for housing programs to determine who is eligible before accepting new applications. Processing current applications will speed up the process for eligible families, as many are currently waiting months to be seen due to the volume of applicants.

LMHA Admissions Supervisor, Jennifer Zvosechz, indicates that many applicant circumstances change while waiting processing, which often affect the family’s status and eligibility. Faster processing of applications will provide better service to families in need already on the application list. After the current applicant list has been exhausted, applications for housing programs will again be accepted. The Authority is projected to reopen the application lists in early 2020.

LMHA has begun advertising that effective October 31, 2019 at 11:59pm, we will stop accepting applications for all housing programs. 


The flyer is attached for your reference.

 

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News Release - M Kelleher Bldg

by Administrator July / 26 / 2019

On July 24, 2019, the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony honoring the naming of the Michael A. Kelleher Building, located at 1604 Kansas Avenue, Lorain, Ohio on LMHA’s main campus.

 

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