Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority

Welcome, The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority helps build vibrant communities within Medina County. MMHA provides stable, decent, safe and affordable housing to many low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Headquartered in Medina, the MMHA office is centrally located among our properties so we can provide fast, responsive service. In addition to managing housing units owned by the MMHA or other entities, MMHA manages rental assistance and emergency programs. MMHA collaborates with several local agencies including the Medina County ADAMH Board, the Battered Women’s Shelter, Medina County Job & Family Services, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, SHC the Arc of Medina, and many others.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List

Because there were over 1,500 families on the waiting list, the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority has closed its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list as of September 21, 2017.

Property Waiting Lists

Due to the length of some of the property waiting lists, the Housing Authority has implemented the following:

  • Home Place: waiting list closed
  • Jefferson Place: waiting list closed
  • South Court Senior Villas: waiting list will re-open on 9/1/2020
  • Southwick Place: waiting list will close on 9/1/2020
  • Wadsworth Villas: waiting list closed
Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Planning New Apartment Community

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is planning a new apartment community named Santee Landing to be located at 451 Seville Road in Wadsworth, Ohio. It will be a 45-unit apartment building for low-income households. This will be the Authority’s fourth residential facility in Wadsworth. Development costs for Santee Landing will be slightly over $10,000,000. Funding includes Affordable Housing Tax Credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency as well as other sources. The building will consist of five one-bedroom units, 35 two-bedroom units, and five threebedroom units ranging between 650 square feet and 1,118 square feet. Several units will be constructed to accommodate persons with mobility and sensory impairments. Rent is priced between $220 and $875 a month and tenant paid utility costs range from $59 to $86 per month. The apartments will accept Housing Choice Vouchers, also known as Section 8, but the building will not be reserved exclusively for the use of vouchers. Ground-breaking of Santee Landing on its seven acres of vacant land is anticipated in Fall 2020. Additional information will continue to be posted on our website as updates occur.

Comprehensive, Planned Renovations to Southwick Place

Townhomes (50 units) to create more energy-efficient housing for residents, to be more modern in appearance and to provide a more desirable living environment. Renovations to include:

  • New roofing on all buildings
  • New energy-efficient windows
  • New furnaces and air conditioning units
  • New kitchen and bath cabinetry and countertops
  • New energy-efficient appliances
  • New floor coverings and window treatments
  • Replacement of sidewalks and street repairs
  • Additional parking to be added
  • Anticipated completion - September, 2020
  • Please click here for more details!

About Us

Mission

MMHA’s primary mission is to create, develop and manage properties and programs that provide affordable housing for eligible Medina County residents

History

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority (MMHA) was established in 1953 as an independent political subdivision of the State of Ohio

Our Commissioners and Staff

MMHA is governed by a five member, publicly appointed, unpaid Board of Commissioners. Board members are appointed by the Mayor of Brunswick (2), the Medina County Common Pleas Court, the Medina County Probate Court, and the Medina County Commissioners. Our members serve five-year terms.

MMHA Board

MMHA Board

Julie Batey
Julie Batey

Chairperson

Appointed by Common Pleas Court

Julie Batey has served on the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners since 2005. Mrs. Batey earned an Associate Degree in Community Services and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Media Communications from the University of Akron. She spent several years in human resources and is currently serving her second term as a proud member of the Wadsworth City Schools Board of Education and is also a member of numerous school district committees.

Mrs. Batey is President of the Wadsworth Lions Club, Chair of the Wadsworth High School Alumni Association, and President of the Wadsworth High School PTO. She is also an active member of the Wadsworth Grizzlies Community Foundation and assists in coordinating Feeding Medina County’s Summer Weekender Bag program in Wadsworth.

Julie is a life-long resident of Wadsworth. She and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Sofie and Tony, who attend Wadsworth High School. She wholeheartedly supports her son’s punk jazz fusion band and her daughter’s blossoming sewing career and loves watching both of them perform in the Wadsworth High School Marching Band. Her family enjoys spoiling their two dogs, Trixie, a Jack Russell mix, and Rudy, a purebred miniature dachshund.


J. Jeffrey Holland, Esq
J. Jeffrey Holland, Esq

Vice-Chair

Appointed by Probate Court

J. Jeffrey Holland has been a commissioner for the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority since 2010. Mr. Holland is a strong believer in community service. He is a graduate of Leadership Medina County and Leadership Ohio, and has served on the board for a number of nonprofit organizations, including his current service with the United Way of Medina County and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

Jeff was raised in Medina County. He received his B.A. from Denison University. After law school at the University of New Hampshire School of Law he returned to Ohio in 1988. He is currently a partner at Holland & Muirden, Attorneys at Law, with his wife of 30 years, Marjorie Muirden.


Carol Lawler
Carol Lawler

Member

Appointed by the City of Brunswick

Carol Lawler is a longtime resident of Brunswick Ohio and has been a member of the MMHA board since 2003. She is currently serving as the Director at Medina County Board of Elections where she has been employed since 2005.

She attended Cleveland State University and has many years of experience in the financial industry both in banking and mortgage lending. She also worked in her family-owned deli-restaurant in Brunswick.

Carol has three sons and is a member of Saint Martin of Tours parish in Valley City.


Nick Hanek
Nick Hanek

Member

Appointed to MMHA Board in July 2019 by the City of Brunswick

Experience
Current
  • Brunswick Council Ward 2, Council President Pro Tem
  • Business Owner – Owner/Attorney – Hanek Law Office
Previous:
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Criminal and Child Protection Divisions – Lorain County
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney – Civil Division – Medina County
  • Staff Attorney – Medina County Job and Family Services
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable James L. Kimbler
Education
  • J.D., University of Akron
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University
  • Brunswick High School Graduate
Community Involvement
  • Resident of Brunswick for over 25 years
  • Chair-Elect, Board of Trustees – United Way of Medina County
  • Board of Zoning Appeals – City of Brunswick
  • Brunswick Town Center & Lake Park Advisory Group
  • Former Brunswick Rec Center Youth Basketball League Coach
  • University of Akron Lawyer/Law Student Mentorship Program
  • Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentorship Program
  • Medina County Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association Member

Scott Miller
Scott S. Miller

Member

Appointed by the Medina County Commissioners

Scott S. Miller was appointed to serve on the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners beginning in February of 2020. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education at Bowling Green State University and his Master’s Degree in Special Education at Notre Dame College of Ohio.

Mr. Miller has taught in the Wooster City School District for the past 15 years where he currently teaches history at Wooster High School. Mr. Miller is the President of the Wooster Education Association representing 500 certified and classified district employees.

Mr. Miller spends time volunteering for the Brunswick Area Historical Society and advocates for his love of history and literacy with others. He lives in Brunswick Hills Township with his wife and two daughters who attend the Brunswick City School District.


MMHA Key Staff

MMHA Key Staff

Skip Sopos
Skip Sipos

Executive Director

Gary Blake
Gary Blake

Deputy Director

Skip Sopos
Bruce Toth

Maintenance Director

Kelly Parker
Kelly Parker

Program Director

Aarika Newlon
Aarika Newlon

Housing Manager