Program Participants

Annual Re-Certification

Once you become an HCV program participant, HMHA must conduct a re-examination of your family income and composition annually. This process involves collecting and verifying current information about your family composition, income, and qualifying allowances.

The Re-certification Process:

When it is time for your annual re-examination, you will be mailed a re-certification packet to fill out and return by a specific date. You will also be given a list of required documents to provide. Click here to view the list.

After all the forms have been completed and the required documents are received, your Housing Specialist will process your annual re-examination. Your family’s income and rent will be recalculated using the updated information.

Failure to return paperwork/provide requested documents may result in termination of your assistance.

Reporting Changes In Your Income, Family Composition, and More

Once you become an HCV program participant, you must report changes in your household in writing within 10 business days. The family’s income and rent may need to be recalculated based on this updated information.

How To Report: Fill out a Household Information Change Form

When to Report: Within 10 business days of the occurrence/change

These forms are also available at our office.

Download Household Information Change Form >

Changes can include, but are not limited to:

  • Started working
  • Stopped working
  • Unemployment benefits (started or stopped)
  • Increase/Decrease of Social Security/SSI benefits
  • Child support payments changed
  • Household Composition (removing or adding someone)
  • Had a baby
  • Going to BioLife (this is income)
  • Receiving Family Contributions (someone outside your household pays for your bills or living expenses)


After your initial year on the program, you can request to move from your current unit to a different unit within our jurisdiction (Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, or Wyandot counties).

All participants must receive approval and complete the necessary paperwork before vacating. If you’re interested in moving, you need to contact your Housing Specialist.

See HMHA’s Checklist for Changing Units/The Moving Process for more information.

HCV Landlord Referral List


HMHA is currently absorbing incoming applicants and participants into its Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.

An eligible family that has been issued a voucher may use that voucher to lease a unit anywhere in the United States where there is a Public Housing Agency operating an HCV program. This is referred to as “portability.” Please refer to the “How Portability Works” flyer under “Resources” below for detailed information on the portability process and items to consider when planning your move.

Incoming Portability

The HCV program allows for families with a voucher from another Public Housing Agency to transfer their voucher to HMHA. This is referred to as “porting in” to HMHA’s jurisdiction. If you wish to port into HMHA’s jurisdiction, please contact your current Public Housing Agency and have them forward your portability package to HMHA using the Incoming Portability contact information below.

Outgoing Portability

Similarly, HMHA’s HCV program allows for families with a voucher issued by HMHA to transfer their voucher outside of our jurisdiction. This is referred to as “porting out” of HMHA’s jurisdiction. Current HMHA applicants or participants wishing to port out of HMHA’s jurisdiction must contact their assigned Housing Specialist to determine eligibility.


Incoming Portability Contact Information

For questions regarding porting into HMHA’s jurisdiction (Incoming Portability), contact:

419-424-7848 (main phone)

Your last name begins with:

A-B-C-D-E-F, or K-L-M-N-O, or Z
Vickie Davenport, ext. 178

Abby Mercer, ext. 174

Jessica Murdock, ext. 143

All incoming portability packets must be mailed, faxed, or emailed as follows:

Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority
1800 N Blanchard Street, Suite 114
Findlay, OH 45840
419-424-7848 (fax)

Email- refer to the list above

Outgoing Portability Contact Information

Contact your assigned Housing Specialist for questions regarding porting out of HMHA’s jurisdiction (Outgoing Portability).

Your last name begins with:

A-B-C-D-E-F, or K-L-M-N-O, or Z
Vickie Davenport, ext. 178

Abby Mercer, ext. 174

Jessica Murdock, ext. 143


If you or anyone in your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our program and services, please contact Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority at 419-424-7848. 


HMHA will take affirmative steps to communicate with people who need services or information in a language other than English. Please contact Hancock Metropolitan Housing Authority at 419-424-7848 if require a LEP accommodation.