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2018 Annual and 5-Year Action Plan

by Administrator March / 1 / 2018


Effective February 2, 2018 the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has available for review and inspection the 2018 Annual Plan and Capital Fund Program 5-Year Action Plan at the LMHA Administrative Offices, 1600 Kansas Ave., Lorain, or on our website at




LMHA is proposing a modification to the Public Housing lease

by Administrator February / 20 / 2018

LMHA is proposing a modification to the Public Housing lease.  Proposed changes may be viewed at: [link to PH Lease revision notice] and in the Pet policy lease attachment at [Pets].  Comments are due no later than March 26, 2018 and may be sent to: LMHA-Attention: Megan Newson, 1600 Kansas Ave, Lorain OH 44052 or  Comments submitted shall be considered by LMHA before formal adoption of the change.  Proposed changes to the LMHA Public Housing Lease are effective May 1, 2018.

12 ACO 10 Pets 7-14 disbursement.pdf

PH Lease revision notice.pdf



Want to quit smoking?

by Administrator December / 5 / 2017

Want to quit smoking?

Free help is available.

Anyone in Lorain County is invited to learn more at an info session in January.

Please join us at JF Oberlin Homes community room, 138 S Main St, Oberlin

January 10 at 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM

January 24 at 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM

Questions? Call or text Elizabeth with LMHA Resident Services at (440) 752-0366 or Irvin at Mercy Hospital at (440) 989-3908



We would like your feedback

by Administrator November / 21 / 2017

Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority is committed to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing. By participating in this survey, you will help us learn how to better serve our residents.

To take the survey, please click here:



Online Applications Open May 15th 2017

by Administrator May / 15 / 2017

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) will resume accepting online applications for the Public Housing and Multifamily Housing Waiting Lists effective May 15, 2017 at 12:01 AM.

LMHA has Public Housing units, ranging in size from efficiency to six bedrooms, located throughout Lorain County, including accessible units. Additionally, LMHA manages one and two bedroom units at Harr Plaza and International Plaza, which are designated for persons who are elderly and/or have disabilities. Units are issued to qualified applicants based on household size.

Rent is based on 30% of Adjusted Gross Income. For residents with higher qualifying incomes, flat rents are available. Security Deposits are required.

Applicants will be contacted for eligibility interviews based on the date and time of their applications.

Applicants with disabilities in need of an accommodation may contact Admissions at 440-288-7484 for assistance.
TDD/TTY 800-750-0750

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LMHA Goes Smoke Free

by Administrator May / 9 / 2017

Beginning May 1, 2018 all LMHA owned/managed properties will be smoke-free.  Smoking will be prohibited in all buildings, including tenant apartments.  All tenants will be required to execute a smoke-free lease addendum. 

Smoke Free Memo.pdf (1.12 mb)

Smoke Free Policy Mar 2017.docx (16.82 kb)





2017 Annual and 5-Year Action Plan

by Administrator February / 1 / 2017

Public Notice

Effective January 27, 2017 the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has available for review and inspection the 2017 Annual Plan, 5-Year Plan, and 5-Year Action Plan at the LMHA Administrative Offices, 1600 Kansas Ave., Lorain.  The Plans are also available at all public housing site offices (locations listed on our web site), on the LMHA website @ or by TDD/TTY (800) 750-0750.

A public hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 15, 2017 at LMHA, 1600 Kansas Ave., Lorain.  All public comments will be heard and discussed at this hearing.



HCV (Section 8) Random Selection Results

by Administrator January / 31 / 2017


  • Please note that being randomly selected DOES NOT guarantee that you will be issued a voucher. 
  • When selected applications reach the top of the waiting list, they will be contacted via letter for an interview to determine eligibility.
  • Applicants ranked 500 or higher will likely not be contacted for an eligibility interview in 2017, however this is subject to change based on funding.

If your confirmation number is not listed below, your application was not randomly selected for the waiting list.

Click Here to download PDF of randomly selected applications.







Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List to Open Temporarily.

by Administrator November / 14 / 2016

The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) has determined to temporarily open the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list. 1,500 applicants will be randomly selected to be placed on the waiting list.

It is projected it will take two years to serve all the families placed on the waiting list.

LMHA will be temporarily opening our Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list to receive pre-applications for a period effective 12:01 AM, Sunday, January 8, 2017 until 11:59 pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017.

All interested parties MUST complete an online. Click here to apply.

If you do not have access to a computer, there are some available for public use at your local public library and the main office of LMHA at 1600 Kansas Ave., Lorain, Ohio.

Please be advised that applicants are strongly encouraged to provide email addresses in addition to mailing addresses when completing online applications in order to assist LMHA in efficiently processing the waiting list.



Notice - PH Waiting List Closing

by LMHA September / 30 / 2016



Effective 11:59 p.m., October 14, 2016, Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority will stop accepting online applications. 


All applications received prior to 11:59 p.m. on October 14th will be processed according to LMHA’s approved policies, which are available at  All applicants who applied prior to the closing of the Waiting List must continue to report all changes to the Admissions Department within 10 business days of the change in order to continue to be considered for eligibility.


We expect to begin accepting new applications again in early 2017.  LMHA will announce in advance when the Waiting List will reopen.


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