Santee Landing Apartments, an affordable housing community is under construction at 455 Seville Road in Wadsworth, Ohio. Beginning on Monday February 22nd, the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority will accept applications for 2 & 3 BR units with leasing anticipated to begin in October 2021. This family-oriented apartment community includes modern & energy efficient apartments, a smoke free campus, central air conditioning, kitchen appliances (range, refrigerator, and dishwasher), and storage space in each unit. Outdoor amenities will include a walking trail with exercise stations, a playground, and ample parking. Applications accepted on the MMHA website or by requesting an application From the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority: 850 Walter Road, Medina, OH 44256; 330-336-3606; & e-mail: mmha@mmha.org.
Equal Housing Opportunity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed an Order stating the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Notice

Declaration Form
The Declaration Form states that tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC's Order temporarily halting residential evictions for nonpayment of rent to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. To invoke the CDC's Order, these persons must provide an executed copy of the Declaration Form (or a similar declaration under penalty of perjury) to their landlord, owner of the residential property where they live, or other person who has a right to have them evicted or removed from where they live.

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 Hope and Healing Survivor Resource Center, Medina County Job & Family Services, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, The Society, and many others.

Medina County Health Department Awarded $50,000 in Program Funding

Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority and Medina County Health Department have agreed to partner together to provide services targeted towards infant mortality prevention.

As part of a recent grant awarded to the Housing Authority for the construction of Santee Landing, a new affordable housing community in Wadsworth, the Health Department will receive $50,000 for long-term program funding.

"Infant mortality, the death of a baby before his or her first birthday, is an important indicator of the overall health of a community and a long-standing concern of public health,” Medina County Health Commissioner Krista Wasowski said in a statement. "Funding from this project will help support our efforts of providing valuable services that promote the health and well-being of families in the Wadsworth area.”

Santee Landing Apartments is an affordable housing community under construction at 455 Seville Road, Wadsworth.

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is accepting applications through the Housing Authority website or by requesting an application from the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority, 850 Walter Road, Medina, OH 44256.

Skip Sipos, right, Executive Director of the Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority, presents a $50,000 check to Medina County Health Director, Krista Wasowski.
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
  • Southwick Place: waiting list closed
  • Wadsworth Villas: waiting list closed
  • North View Manor: waiting list closed
  • Manhattan Place: waiting list closed
Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority Planning New Apartment Community - Santee Landing

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is planning a new apartment community named Santee Landing to be located at 455 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 $400 and $899 a month and tenant paid utility costs range from $67 to $103 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 has begun with an anticipated completion date of September 2021. Applications are currently being accepted.

Southwick Place Renovations are Complete!

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority is excited to announce that renovations to the Southwick Place townhomes (50 units) have been completed resulting in the creation of energy-efficient housing for residents, and providing a modern, updated, living environment.

Renovations 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 added

About Us
Our Mission

We create and advocate for quality, innovative and diverse housing choices; we support those who face housing challenges with resources and opportunities; and we collaborate with partners who share our vision for stronger communities.

Our Vision

We envision a future where everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home, a sense of belonging, and a solid foundation for stability, self-sufficiency and success.

Our Values
  1. Pride of Purpose

    We believe that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home and that it is a privilege to serve those who face housing challenges. We are advocates for the individuals and families we serve and strive to help those outside MMHA understand and support our mission. We speak well of our clients, our colleagues and our organization, both internally and externally.

  2. Customer Service Focus

    We believe that each person who comes to MMHA has a unique life story and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We work tirelessly and creatively to find the best possible solution to meet their individual needs. We are kind, compassionate and patient, especially with those who have special challenges.

  3. Quality Work and Continuous Improvement

    We deliver our best in all that we do. Our reputation is important to us. We want to be known for being reliable, delivering consistently high-quality work and providing housing that is an asset to the community. We question old ways of working, and if there is a better idea, we are willing to change. We seek and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

  4. Honesty and Integrity

    We tell the truth – always. We share necessary and appropriate information, insights and advice frequently and constructively. We handle difficult situations with courage and candor. We question actions that are inconsistent with our values.

  5. Leadership

    We share MMHA’s vision for the future and inspire others to join us in making it a reality. We set good examples and expect others to follow. We accept and delegate responsibility, seeking opportunities to develop others. We make timely, thoughtful decisions—and communicate them to others.

  6. Professionalism

    We conduct ourselves with composure and confidence. We share knowledge with others so they can learn and grow. We respect our colleagues’ time by being responsive, prepared and organized. We are consistent and fair in our treatment of others.

  7. Accountability

    We hold ourselves accountable—personally and as an organization--for delivering on our promises. When we make a mistake, we acknowledge and learn from it. We recognize our obligation to be good stewards of the resources we are given.

  8. Working Together

    We believe that our clients and our community are best served when we work collaboratively – both inside and outside MMHA. We deliver more success through shared goals and mutual support. Within MMHA, we work across departments to improve processes, balance workloads and find solutions for clients. Outside MMHA, we seek partners who share our commitment to providing quality, diverse and innovative housing choices, and who can help us support those who face housing challenges with resources and opportunities.

  9. Respect for Others

    We respect people for who they are and for their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and colleagues. We express our appreciation for others and recognize their accomplishments. We value our people, encourage their development and reward their performance.

  10. Inclusion

    We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and cultural backgrounds to make MMHA succeed. We encourage healthy debate and differences of opinion. We advocate for all voices to be heard and we intervene if someone else is being marginalized.

Our 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

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

Chairperson

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.


Nick Hanek
Nick Hanek

Vice-Chair

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

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.


Julie Batey
Julie Batey

Member

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.


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