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.


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

Carol Lawler
Carol Lawler

Chair Person

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.


Julie Batey
Julie Batey

Vice-Chair

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.


Audrey Joyce
Audrey Joyce

Member

Appointed to MMHA Board in 2010

Audrey grew up in Cleveland. She earned her RN in 1956 and worked in the nursing field until 1986 when an injury prevented her from continuing. Audrey is also a cancer survivor. She has 3 children and was married for 31 years.

Audrey volunteered for 8 years at the Human Service Building for First Stop. She is also a self titled advocate for senior issues. She contacts companies, businesses, etc. when she sees an issue that concerns seniors and advocates to make changes that positively affect that demographic. In her spare time she enjoys Astrology.


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

Member

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.


Patricia Hanek
Patricia Hanek

Member

Appointed by the City of Brunswick

Patricia is a retired Social Security Administrative Claims Representative. She worked with the public for over two decades specializing in retirement, survivor and disability claims. Patricia was first elected to Brunswick City Council in 2009 and is now in her third term of office. She has served as Vice Mayor/President of Council twice during her tenure. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Hands Foundation.

Patricia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Cleveland State University. She also attended graduate courses in Gerontology at Miami University. Mrs. Hanek is married and has three adult sons. She has been a resident of Brunswick since 1989.


MMHA Key Staff

MMHA Key Staff

Skip Sopos
Skip Sipos

Executive Director

Debbie Kubena-Yatsko
Debbie Kubena-Yatsko

Chief Program Officer

Gary Blake
Gary Blake

Chief Operating Officer

Skip Sopos
Bruce Toth

Maintenance Director