Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority maintains applicant waiting lists for its programs. Depending on the number of applicants on a waiting list, the lists are determined to be open or closed to accepting additional applications. Applications on some waiting lists are sorted by applicable preferences and time of application. Depending on the program, preferences may include: veteran, homeless, and handicapped/disabled.
The current status of the waiting lists follows:
Mainstream Voucher Program - OPEN (paper applications only)
Application for pickup outside SMHA office or here
This application is being taken only for applicants that meet the following Mainstream Voucher criteria: A family member on the application must be between the ages of 18-61 and disabled and the applicant family must be either homeless (or at risk of becoming homeless) or be institutionalized (or at risk of becoming institutionalized). (Frequently Asked Questions)
Public Housing - OPEN
Hard copy applications to OPEN waiting lists can be picked up at the Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority office located at 1358 Mosser Drive, Fremont, Ohio 43420 during office hours of public operation which are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM with the office closing for a lunch period from 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM. Hard copy applications may be submitted during the noted times, but online pre-application is encouraged to secure the applicant’s date and time. (Ottawa County Residents may seek assistance with application submission at the ORSI office 400 West Third Street; Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.)
Bedroom Size - The following general guidelines can be used in determining the appropriate bedroom size for a household, but other circumstances may also apply:
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- One bedroom will generally be assigned for each two family members. The agency will consider factors such as family characteristics including sex, age or relationship; consideration will also be given for medical reasons and the presence of a live-in aide.
- Persons of different generations, persons of opposite sex (other than spouses), and unrelated adults should be allocated a separate bedroom.
- Separate bedrooms should be allocated for persons of the opposite sex (other than adults who have a spousal relationship and children under age six (6).
- Foster children will be included in determining unit size only if they will be in the unit for more than six (6) months or on a case-by-case basis.
- Live-in aides will generally have a separate bedroom. No additional bedrooms are provided for the aide’s family.
- Space may be provided for a child who is away at school but who lives with the family during school recesses.
- Space will not be provided for a family member, other than a spouse, who will be absent most of the time, such as a member who is away in the military.
- A single pregnant woman with no other family members must be treated as a two-person family.