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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. 


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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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Housing Choice Voucher Program Random Selection Results

by Administrator July / 19 / 2019

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The HCVP Waiting List

by Administrator June / 11 / 2019

The HCVP Waiting List will be opening Monday June 24th at noon until Sunday, June 30th 11:59pm.  Once the waiting list closes, 500 applicants will be randomly selected for placement on the waiting list.  Please feel free to download the attached flyer.

 

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Strong Families Initiative 2019

by Administrator June / 11 / 2019

Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority will host the Strong Families Initiative for the residents of Westview Terrace and Leavitt Homes on Friday, June 14, 2019. This event is free and will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westview Terrace, located at 2218 W. 24th St. Lorain, OH 44052. Parents and guardians can bring their children to enjoy the day together by participating in activities including a cookout, petting zoo, face painting, DJ, giveaways, and Child IDs from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, all while learning about available community resources that promote health, education, and economic empowerment. For more information, call Elizabeth Boardwine at 440-288-7437, or visithttps://www.facebook.com/lorainmha

 

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Now offering leasing specials for 0 and 1 bedroom units

by Administrator April / 11 / 2019

 Now offering leasing specials for 0 and 1 bedroom units at Lakeview Plaza, Kennedy Plaza, and Riverview Plaza!  Lease by 5/1/2019 and receive your security deposit for FREE!  Please check out this flyer for more information!

 

 

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Now offering leasing specials for Harr Plaza and International Plaza!

by Administrator April / 4 / 2019

 

 

Now offering leasing specials for Harr Plaza and International Plaza!  Apply by 5/15/2019 and lease by 8/15/2019 to receive your first month’s rent FREE!!  Apply online today at www.lmha.org!

 

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Now Accepting Applications for the Homeownership Program!

by Administrator April / 3 / 2019

 

HCVP participants, are you tired of renting and think you are ready to take the next big step into homeownership? LMHA is now accepting applications for the Homeownership Program classes taking place May 11th & 18th from 10am – 3pm. Learn topics such as banking, money management, credit repair, and cover the entire home buying process from beginning to end. Not sure if you are ready to purchase, but would like start preparing for when the time comes? You can still attend. Only those wishing to transition into the Homeownership program are required to apply. The classes are open to the public. For Homeownership Program eligibility criteria, to pick-up an application, or to register to attend, visit LMHA 1600 Kansas Ave. Lorain. You can also call Jani Justice at 440-288-7485 or email at jjustic@lmha.org for more information. Applications and verifications are due no later than April 19, 2019 for the May session.


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New name, same great program – jumpSTART by LMHA (formerly family Self-Sufficiency program)

by Administrator February / 4 / 2019

New name, same great program – jumpSTART by LMHA (formerly family Self-Sufficiency program) is currently accepting applications. If you are looking for a job, a better job, want to go back to school, or have other goals that seem out of reach, jumpSTART is the program for you. Work with our jumpSTART case managers to remove obstacles between you and your dreams! Public Housing families contact James Jones at jjones@lmha.org or call 440-288-7433. HCVP families contact Jani Justice at jjustic@lmha.org or 440-288-7485. Oh, did we mention you can also get some of your rent back too just by participating in jumpSTART! If you are ready to go to the next level, do not miss this opportunity! Contact us so we can tell you more about jumpSTART!

 

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