Public Housing

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority 

Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority operates a Public Housing program for the benefit of low-income families, senior citizens and disabled persons.  Under the Public Housing Program, LMHA manages three developments: Jackson Towers, Washington Square and Woodlawn Homes, all located in Painesville, Ohio.  Under Public Housing, LMHA serves as owner and landlord of the development, and charges a rent to the household based on the household income (approximately 30% of adjusted gross income).  The Department of Housing and Urban Development provides subsidy to cover the difference between rents charged and the costs to operate the housing.

                                        Public Housing Process
  • Review the Income Limits chart on the right to verify your income eligibility.
  • Once your application has been received and reviewed to determine that you do not owe monies to LMHA or any other housing authority, your name will be placed on the waiting list and LMHA will notify you.
  • NOTE:  Please be aware that it is your responsibility to notify LMHA in writing within 10 days of any changes or updates to your application, including but not limited to:  address, adding or removing a family/household member or income changes.  LMHA does not forward mail.
  • Upon unit availability, LMHA will contact you in writing to complete the necessary paperwork for final eligibility determination and move in dates.


Due to the high volume of calls we receive daily regarding the waiting list questions, we are unable to return these calls.  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.



Lake County, Ohio

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ParkView Place is a 40 - unit apartment complex located at 38185 and 38153 Erie Road in Willoughby. This will mark the first time since 1973, that the Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority has expanded Public Housing and the first expansion outside of Painesville. There are a total of 40 units in the City of Willoughby, which include 6 ADA accessible units. 25 of the units will be available for applicants currently on our Public Housing waiting list. The other 15 units will be available for lease to the general public at fair market rates. The units at ParkView Place range from 2-3 bedrooms.

Our Public Housing units have undergone several improvements such as new roofs, parking lot improvements, new decks and handicapped accessible washers and dryers for our high rise properties. Most recently, an upgrade of our security system has been installed for the additional security of our residents.

                                                   JACKSON TOWERS
Jackson Towers is a 100-unit, six-story apartment building located at 200 West Jackson Street in Painesville. Apartments in this building consist of efficiency and one-bedroom units for senior citizens and disabled persons who meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria.    Get Directions

                                         WASHINGTON SQUARE APARTMENTS
Washington Square is a 70-unit, six-story apartment building located at 111 East Washington Street in Painesville. All 70 apartments are one-bedroom units for senior citizens and disabled persons who meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria.      Get Directions

                                                                WOODLAWN HOMES 
Woodlawn Homes is made up of 70 units of townhouse apartments located on Sanders, Shelby and Homeworth Avenues in Painesville. The units are Woodlawn Homes range from 2-4 bedrooms, and include basements. These units are intended for families that meet tenant screening and income qualification criteria.    Get Directions