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.
April / 20 / 2016
Please be advised that Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program will not be issuing vouchers effective April 11, 2016. We anticipate that voucher issuance will resume in 2017, however this is subject to change.