Welcome to the Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority Website
The Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority Office is open to the public. In the interest of serving the public and limiting traffic in and out of the PMHA office and the residential
area that surrounds PMHA, please note the following:
- Staff members will continue to use email, telephone and other electronic sources to conduct as much business as possible. The contact information for each staff member can be found at pickawaymha.org on the Admin & Staff page.
- All waiting lists with the exception of the Housing Choice Voucher Program are open at this time. Applications can be submitted directly on line. Applications are also on our website where they can be downloaded and completed. Those preferring paper applications can call the office to request they be emailed or mailed. Paper applications are also available in the outer lobby of the PMHA office.
- The rental vacancy list and the landlord list are available on our website at pickawaymha.org on the Links page. Paper copies of the information are available in our outer office and can also be mailed or emailed to you at your request. These lists are updated as information is received.
- If you need to drop off documents at the office, we prefer you use the drop boxes located at the left side of the building. Envelopes are available in the outer lobby for your use in securing your information and writing your name on the outside before placing them in the drop box.
- At this time, anyone needing services that cannot be handled without entering the office will be able to ring the buzzer system for entrance to the main lobby where you will be assisted by a staff member. If you are ill (common cold or not feeling well with other symptoms), please use a mask as provided in the outer lobby. If a staff member requests that you wear a mask for any reason, please respect their wishes as that individual may have personal reasons for doing so. Likewise, if you would like to request that a staff member wear a mask in your presence, we will oblige. Medical conditions that prohibit masks do occur.
Welcome to the Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority's website. Thank you for your interest in the programs managed by our agency.
We hope this website will serve as a guide to our policies and programs and that it will be used as a tool to assist you with your housing needs.
The Pickaway MHA is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio and was created in 1972 by authority of the Ohio Revised Code. Pickaway MHA serves Pickaway County, Ohio and is governed by a
five member Board of Commissioners serving five year terms upon appointment by local elected officials.
The Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (PMHA) Mission is to assist low and moderate income persons with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve
self-sufficiency and to improve the quality of their lives. The PMHA is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner and in partnership with clients and community agencies.
The agency further strives to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by promoting enforcement and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.
The Pickaway MHA operates subsidized housing and administers programs of housing assistance, primarily partnering with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the
United States Department of Agriculture, Division of Rural Development. In doing so we oversee programs featuring:
- 108 units of subsidized public housing
- 661 rental assistance housing choice vouchers, including 26 VASH vouchers
- 141 units of subsidized housing serving the elderly, disabled or handicapped
- 16 units of Rural Development housing
- A volunteer Family Self Sufficiency program for voucher participants
We hope this website will answer many questions that you have about our program and about our agency. If you have additional questions, please contact us so we may personally assist you with your housing needs.
Please also remember that it is extremely important that all applicants keep our office informed on your current contact information, including address, telephone number and household composition.
Click here to read the full Non-Discrimination Statements from USDA and HUD