Housing Programs

The Medina Metropolitan Housing Authority has several different housing programs available.

Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list is currently closed.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) (previously known as Section 8) offers low-income participants the freedom of choice in finding an opportunity to lease an affordable privately-owned housing unit. The selected unit must meet HUD approved Housing Quality Standards (HQS) upon inspection and the rent for the unit must be determined to be reasonable. MMHA pays the difference between the contract rent and the participants portion, generally 30% of monthly income, with funds from the federal government.

Participants are provided a voucher allowing them to rent housing owned by a private landlord. The landlord must agree to participate with the HCV program. The voucher does have an expiration date, so participants must be aware of their deadlines in finding a unit. This tenant-based program does allow for participants to move to other units and keep their assistance at the new unit. It is important to properly follow regulations on providing proper notice to landlords and housing authority staff when doing so; please contact your case manager.

Once an acceptable unit is determined, the voucher holder and landlord will work with the case manager to complete the rest of the required paperwork, including but not limited to, determining the level of subsidy, approving the lease, and executing a Housing Assistance Payment contract.

Voucher program units must be inspected each year to ensure the units continue to meet HUD’s Housing Quality Standards.

MMHA manages over 500 housing units across Medina County. We provide affordable housing units to low and moderate-income families and individuals who desire to reside in Medina County.

Eligibility for these units is based on income and a demonstrated ability to comply with all lease provisions through favorable past housing history and a credit check. As a standard, rent should not exceed 30 – 40% of an applicant household’s income, determination will be made on a case by case basis.

Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)

Housing Authorities are required to utilize income verification methods including those provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.