Housing Choice Vouchers

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, formerly known as Section 8, offers low-income households an opportunity to lease privately-owned rental housing at an affordable rate.  This program, administered by LMHA, helps bridge the housing gap between landlords and low-income tenants by subsidizing the difference between property rents and the amount that the household can pay, based upon their income.


Please do not call the Housing Authority to inquire as to where you are on the HCV or Public Housing waiting list or when you will receive a housing offer.  We are unable to accurately predict when you will receive a housing offer(s). 

ALL changes to your original application must be sent or delivered to our office in writing.  Our mailing address is Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority 189 First Street, Painesville, OH  44077.  The fax number is 440-354-5008.  Please indicate either the HCV or PH waiting list when sending your information.

The chart below is a summary of the 2014 Income Limits for Lake County as declared by HUD:
Lake County, Ohio
FY 2015 Income Limit Area Median Income   FY 2015 Income Limit Category 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
Lake County $66,100 Very Low (50%) Income Limits   $23,150 $26,450 $29,750 $33,050 $35,700 $38,350 $41,000 $43,650
Extremely Low (30%) Income Limits   $13,900 $15,930 $20,090 $24,250 $28,410 $32,570 $36,730 $40,890
Low (80%) Income Limits   $37,050 $42,350 $47,650 $52,900 $57,150 $61,400 $65,600 $69,850