Public Housing Program

Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 108 units of public housing across Pickaway County. Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public Housing comes in various sizes and types of housing, including single family houses, duplexes, and multi-unit apartment buildings. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal funds to local housing agencies, including Pickaway MHA. In turn, these agencies manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.

Public Housing Program Staff

Tonya Van Fossen
Public Housing Manager
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 317
Fax: 740-477-7456
tvanfossen@pickawaymha.com
Natalie Steed
Public Housing Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 304
Fax: 740-477-7456
nsteed@pickawaymha.com
Derek Robinson
Public Housing and Agency Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 300
Fax: 740-477-7456
drobinson@pickawaymha.com

Who is eligible?

Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Income limits vary from area to area so applicants may be eligible at one Housing Authority but not at another. A chart showing current income guidelines for PMHA is shown below.

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE
# of Persons in Family Low Income Very Low Income Extremely Low Income
1 $46,950 $29,350 $17,650
2 $53,650 $33,550 $20,150
3 $60,350 $37,750 $22,650
4 $67,050 $41,900 $26,500
5 $72,450 $45,300 $31,040
6 $77,800 $48,650 $35,580
7 $83,150 $52,000 $40,120
8 $88,550 $55,350 $44,660

Depending on the type of housing assistance available, eligibility requirements will vary but can include the following:

  • Annual Gross Income
  • Elderly Household Status
  • Disability Status
  • Familial Status
  • U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status

The Pickaway MHA will deny admission to any applicant when the prior landlord and law enforcement screening reveals a history of behavior that could have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on housing environment.

Signing a Lease

When offered the opportunity to reside in a rental property managed by PMHA, you will be required to sign a lease with the Housing Authority. This lease will give you a firm understanding of your responsibilities as a resident and the responsibilities of PMHA as your landlord. In general, you may remain in Public Housing as long as you comply with the lease and program requirements.

Properties

Circleville, OH Properties

Rustic Drive Apartment Building
176 Rustic Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
15 unit apartment building with 10 accessible units. All units are one bedroom apartments.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking
Rustic Court
Circleville, OH 43113
6 single family homes with four bedroom / two bathrooms or three bedroom / 1 ½ bathrooms including one accessible unit.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking
Rustic Drive/Pontious Lane/Barry Drive/ Francene Court
Circleville, OH 43113
28 duplex and single family homes with two, three and four bedroom apartments.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking
Kingston Court
Circleville, OH 43113
20 duplex units with three bedroom / one and half bathroom apartments.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking
Washington Street/Logan Street/ Walnut Street
Circleville, OH 43113
12 duplex units with three bedroom apartments.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking
366 Meadow Drive
Circleville, OH 43113
Single family home with three bedrooms.
Circleville City Schools
Non-Smoking

Ashville, Ohio Properties

Griggs Street/Madison Street/Rich Street/Lexington Avenue
Ashville, OH 43103
16 single family homes with four bedroom / two bathrooms or three bedroom / 1 ½ bathrooms including one accessible unit.
Teays Valley Schools
Non-Smoking

Williamsport, Ohio Properties

School Street
Williamsport, OH 43164
10 single family units with four bedroom apartments.
Westfall Schools
Non-Smoking

Application/Waitlist

The Waitlist Application for all Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority housing programs is the same.

To Apply Online or Download Application

Check your status on the Waiting List

Paper Waitlist Applications are available at the PMHA office located at:

176 Rustic Drive, Circleville, Ohio 43113 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

INCOME GUIDELINES FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE
# of Persons in Family Low Income Very Low Income Extremely Low Income
1 $46,950 $29,350 $17,650
2 $53,650 $33,550 $20,150
3 $60,350 $37,750 $22,650
4 $67,050 $41,900 $26,500
5 $72,450 $45,300 $31,040
6 $77,800 $48,650 $35,580
7 $83,150 $52,000 $40,120
8 $88,550 $55,350 $44,660

Applicants will be contacted to complete a full application as they near the top of the waiting list. Therefore, it is extremely important that applicants keep their contact information up to date. After determining final eligibility, applicants will attend a briefing session to review program requirements. After being briefed, applicants will receive their voucher.

Tenant Portal

PMHA has a Tenant Portal which allows tenants to:

  • Secure document exchange
  • Tenant balance look-up
  • Online payment processing
  • Work order request
  • Manage contact information
  • Manage bank account information