Public Housing Forms


Request a Public Housing Application

Please read about the Public Housing program here before completing an application.

Please contact our office at 440-354-3347 to request an application or pick-up an application at our office at 189 First Street, Painesville, OH 44077.

Paperwork you’ll need to complete:

Return these forms with your application.

All adults who will be living in the assisted housing unit must sign, date and include their social security number on the application. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

NOTE: All address changes and other updates to your application must be submitted to Lake MHA in writing within 10 days of the change. Lake MHA does not forward mail or accept any changes over the phone.

Lake MHA does not provide emergency housing assistance – see information on see information on the Partner page.

Application Update Form

Application Update Form

Parking Vehicle Registration

Residents who own a vehicle must have the vehicle registered in their name and must obtain a Lake MHA parking sticker. All visitors must park in authorized visitor parking.

Vehicle Registration Form

Community Service

Each month, every non-exempt adult resident must contribute eight hours of community service or participate in an economic self-sufficiency program for eight hours. There are volunteer opportunities at many local organizations throughout Lake County. Please complete your monthly community service time sheet.

Time Sheet Form

Direct Debit

Direct Debit Authorization Form

Emergency Transfer Plan

Public Housing FAQ

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Forms

Housing Choice Voucher Program

This program (formerly known as Section 8) offers low-income households an opportunity to lease privately owned rental housing at an affordable rate.

Application Update Form

Application Update Form

Rental Properties and Landlord List

You may view some rental properties for Housing Choice Voucher holders at;

Landlord Directory 1/19/2023

Homeownership Program

Applications may be mailed the Lake MHA Office: 189 First St., Painesville, OH 44077 or faxed to (440) 354-5008. You must be a current voucher program participant in order to apply for the Homeownership Program.  For more information contact the Housing Coordinator today: Stacy Carlson 440-354-3347, extension 26.

Homeownership Program Application

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

FSS is a voluntary program to help HCV participants become financially self-sufficient through employment. You must be a current voucher program participant in order to apply for the FSS Program.  For more information contact:  Victoria Smith – 440-354-3347, extension 19.

FSS Application

Housing Choice Program FAQ

2023 Utility Allowances – effective 4.01.2023

2022 Utility Allowances – effective 5.01.22

Forms for Landlords

Information Required from Landlord

  • The Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT/Direct Deposit) form must be completed along with a voided check and returned to our office.  EFT/Direct Deposit form
  • A W-9 form must be completed and returned to our office. The form may be emailed, faxed or mailed to our office.
  • Proof of ownership is required for all HCV properties.
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Helping Families with Affordable Housing

Additional Landlord Forms

Landlord Directory 1/19/2023

Change of Address Form

A Landlord Change of Address Form must be completed and returned to our office in order to update changes. This form must be signed, dated and may be submitted to Lake MHA by mail, fax or email.

Landlord Change of Address Form

Sign up to be Listed as a Landlord

Please complete the Landlord Property Form to be listed on the Lake MHA Housing List and/or on our website.

Landlord Sign-Up Form

Rent Increase Form

Please make any request for annual rent increases in writing by returning this form at lease sixty (60) days prior to the effective date of the requested rent increase.

Landlord Request for Rent Increase 2022

Inspection Checklist

Please make sure to review this checklist and to correct any deficiencies prior to the scheduled HQS inspection. The unit MUST be in MOVE-IN condition PRIOR to the inspection date and all work must be completed at this time.

HQS Inspection Checklist

Other Info

Landlord Handbook

Landlord FAQ

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