Family Unification Program

The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which housing assistance is provided under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program through a collaboration with Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) and Pickaway County Jobs and Family Services (PCJFS). Through the collaboration, twenty vouchers are reserved annually for PJFS referrals. The Family Unification Program assists:

  • Families whose lack of adequate housing is a primary reason for the imminent placement of the family’s child or children in out-of-home care, or in a delay in the discharge of the child or children to the family from out-of-home care.

How do I apply?

Enrollment in the program is made by referral only. Families referred by Pickaway County Jobs and Family Services must also meet Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority’s eligibility criteria to qualify for this program.

Family Unification Program Staff

Kimberly Westenbarger
Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 312
Fax: 740-477-7456
kwestenbarger@pickawaymha.com
Emily Rittinger
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 305
Fax: 740-477-7456
erittinger@pickawaymha.com
Brody Brill
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 310
Fax: 740-477-7456
bbrill@pickawaymha.com
Kevin Archer
Housing Inspector
Ph: 740-477-2514
Fax: 740-477-7456

How does the HCV Program work?

To learn more about the HCV Program which the special purpose vouchers fall under, please see the Housing Choice Voucher section of our website.

Resources

Veterans Administration Support Housing (VASH)

HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) and the Veteran’s Administration (VA) which combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans and their families who are homeless find and sustain permanent housing. PMHA provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these Veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their ability to maintain housing in the community.

Among VA homeless continuum of care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of Veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness. At the end of FY 2020, 100,570 subsidized housing vouchers were allocated to HUD-VASH with nearly 80,000 formerly homeless Veterans living in their own permanent housing as a result of this partnership between HUD and VA.

PMHA is proud to partner with the Veteran’s Administration to provide subsidy to 26 veteran families through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program.

How do I apply?

Enrollment in the program is made by referral only. Families referred by Chillicothe VA must also meet Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority’s eligibility criteria to qualify for this program.

Veterans Administration Support Housing (VASH) Staff

Kimberly Westenbarger
Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 312
Fax: 740-477-7456
kwestenbarger@pickawaymha.com
Emily Rittinger
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 305
Fax: 740-477-7456
erittinger@pickawaymha.com
Brody Brill
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 310
Fax: 740-477-7456
bbrill@pickawaymha.com
Kevin Archer
Housing Inspector
Ph: 740-477-2514
Fax: 740-477-7456

How does the HCV Program work?

To learn more about the HCV Program which the special purpose vouchers fall under, please see the Housing Choice Voucher section of our website.

Resources

Domestic Violence Referral Program

The Domestic Violence Referral Program is a collaboration between Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority and Haven House of Pickaway County. The partnership is focused on addressing homelessness for persons experiencing domestic violence, particularly women and children with limited economic resources, are at increased vulnerability to homelessness. HUD recognizes this intersection between domestic violence and homelessness.

PMHA is proud to partner with the Haven House of Pickaway County to provide subsidy to 20 families through the Domestic Violence Referral Program.

How do I apply?

Enrollment in the program is made by referral only. Families referred by Haven House of Pickaway County must also meet Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority’s eligibility criteria to qualify for this program.

Domestic Violence Referral Program Staff

Kimberly Westenbarger
Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 312
Fax: 740-477-7456
kwestenbarger@pickawaymha.com
Emily Rittinger
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 305
Fax: 740-477-7456
erittinger@pickawaymha.com
Brody Brill
Housing Choice Voucher Specialist
Ph: 740-477-2514 Ext. 310
Fax: 740-477-7456
bbrill@pickawaymha.com
Kevin Archer
Housing Inspector
Ph: 740-477-2514
Fax: 740-477-7456

How does the HCV Program work?

To learn more about the HCV Program which the special purpose vouchers fall under, please see the Housing Choice Voucher section of our website.

Resources