Waiting List

On March 22, 2021 at 9:00am, HMHA’s HCV Waiting List will open for applicants with disabilities, and those who are veterans ONLY.  

Veteran preference is offered to an income eligible individual or family whose head of household or spouse is a veteran of current member of the military who was discharged or released from such services for other than dishonorable conditions. A widow/widower of a discharged or released service person for other than dishonorable conditions is also eligible for this preference if he or she has not remarried. A copy of your DD-214 must be provided when returning your application. 

HMHA also has targeted funding for nonelderly disabled. The head of household, spouse, or co-head of household must be income eligible, under age 62, and disabled. Families with only a minor child with a disability are not eligible for this funding. A copy of the head of household, spouse, or co-head’s Social Security disability award letter must be provided when returning your application. 

If you do not meet either preference, your application will be denied.  

Income-eligible individuals and families can apply from 8:30am to 11:59am on the first Wednesday of each month. 

You can pick up an application at HMHA’s office located in The Family Center at 1800 N. Blanchard Street, Suite 114, Findlay, Ohio 45840. 

We will only accept completed applications during our normal business hours.  

Any questions or concerns, please call 419-424-7848. 

Business Hours: 

Monday           8:30am – 4:00pm 

Tuesday          12:00pm – 5:00pm 

Wednesday     8:30am – 12:00pm 

Thursday         CLOSED 

Friday              CLOSED 

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.

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.