Waiting List

The HCV Waiting List will be open from 12:00 pm on March 19, 2024, to 5:00 pm on April 9, 2024.

HMHA’s Waiting List will open for individuals or families whose Head of household, Co-head, or Spouse meets either of the following two criteria:

Veteran. A veteran or current member of one of the four branches of the U.S. military service with other than dishonorable discharge conditions. Widows/widowers of service members who have not remarried are included (must submit a copy of the marriage license). A DD214 must be submitted with the application; we cannot accept an application without it.


Under the age of 62 and Disabled. A Social Security Disability Award Letter must be submitted with the application; we cannot accept an application without it. (Please note: Families with only a minor child with a disability do not meet this criterion- it must be the head of household, co-head, or spouse with the disability).

Applicants not meeting the criteria will be denied.

Applications can be picked up at our office in The Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 114, Findlay, Ohio. (Our applications are paper applications- they are not available online.)

Completed applications must be turned in during business hours only.

Business Hours:

Monday             8:30am – 4:00pm (closed 11:45am to 12:45pm for lunch)

Tuesday            12:00pm – 5:00pm

Wednesday       8:30am – 12:00pm

Thursday           CLOSED

Friday                CLOSED

Call 419-424-7848 for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants to the HCV Program must meet a number of requirements detailed in HMHA’s Administrative Plan including: 

  • Income eligibility 
  • Passing a criminal background check 
  • Previous behavior in assisted housing 

Income eligibility is determined by comparing the family’s annual income (gross income) with the HUD established low-income limit for HMHA’s jurisdiction.  

To qualify for the program, applicants must have an income at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI) based on their family sizeMedian income levels are published by HUD and vary by location.

2023 Annual Gross Income Limits:

Persons          Hancock         Hardin             Putnam           Wyandot

    1                 $31,350           $27,450          $32,800          $27,700

    2                 $35,800           $31,400          $37,500          $31,650

    3                 $40,300           $35,300          $42,200          $35,600

    4                 $44,750           $39,200          $46,850          $39,550

    5                 $48,350           $42,350          $50,600          $42,750

    6                 $51,950           $45,500          $54,350          $45,900

    7                 $55,500           $48,650          $58,100          $49,050

    8                 $59,100           $51,750          $61,850          $52,250


How to Apply

When HMHA’s waiting list is OPEN, paper applications are available to fill out.  

You can pick up a paper application at HMHA’s office located at 1800 N. Blanchard St, Suite 114 Findlay Ohio 45840. We will only accept completed paper applications during our normal business hours. Any questions or concerns please call 4194247848.

The Application Process

After the preliminary application is returned to HMHA, the information is entered into a computer system and your name is placed on a waiting list.  

Our waiting list is electronically sorted by preferences and date and time of application. HMHA has a preference for veteran households and targeted funding for head of household, spouse and/or co-applicant with a disability.  

Since the demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited resources available to HUD and the local housing authority, a long waiting period could be possible. 

When your name is pulled from the waiting list you will receive a letter for a scheduled appointment.


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.

Attention current Applicants on the Waiting List: 

Please be aware that as of April 23, 2019, HMHA is no longer using WaitListCheck.com to update application statuses. Any questions regarding the status of your application, please call our office at 4194247848.