APPLICATION PROCESS

Persons wishing to apply for housing assistance should visit our offices at 345 North Market St., Wooster, Ohio or phone us at 330-264-2727 for more information.

Applications are accepted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00am to 11:00am and 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Applicants will be required to provide the following documents at the time of application or applications cannot be accepted:

· Birth Certificates for ALL family members
· Social Security cards for ALL family members
· Declaration of Citizenship Form (provided with application) for ALL family members
· DD214 (Military Discharge Form if applicable)

 

Waiting list preferences for the Public Housing Program

The Public Housing Program utilizes only two preferences that allow for those persons or families to be assisted first.  Those preference categories are as follows:

- Veterans and Servicemen, including families of deceased veterans and servicemen, as required ooby Ohio Revised Code 3735.42.

- Persons eligible for an Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver, as defined in Ohio Revised Code 5111.891, or as may be subsequently determined by law.

 

Waiting list preferences for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program:

The Housing Choice Voucher Program utilizes six priority preferences that allow for the most needy families living in Wayne County to be assisted first. Those preference categories are as follows:

- Families that reside in the jurisdiction at the time of application or have a family member employed here

- Involuntarily Displaced
- Currently living in substandard housing (including homeless families)
- Currently paying more than 50% of their income for rent and utilities
- Veterans and Servicemen, including families of deceased veterans and servicemen, as required ooby Ohio Revised Code 3735.42.

- Families of federally declared disasters providing they were already receiving assistance in      the jurisdiction where the disaster occurred.

Applicants are placed on the waiting list according to date and time of application and priority/preference status.


Wayne Metropolitan Housing does not administer emergency housing programs.