The Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority is committed to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for the residents of Lorain County. LMHA strives to be a national pacesetter among housing providers.
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority offers various affordable housing programs. Our housing programs include Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Elderly Housing (LCEHC), Market Rate, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).
LMHA Housing Options
Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA), one of the largest landlords in Lorain County, offers many types of housing options:
Public Housing units
Project Based Section 8 for elderly and persons with disabilities
Section 8 Voucher (Housing Choice Voucher Program)
Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Living with Assistance
Shelter + Care
Market Rate apartments and single family homes
LMHA currently maintains and manages 1376 public housing units, including 80 scattered units, 200 Section 8 New Construction units, 51 Low Income Housing Tax Credit units, and 11 Market Rate units (seven 0 bedroom/1 bedroom apartments & four single family 3 bedroom ranch homes), all located in Lorain, Elyria, Amherst, Oberlin, and Sheffield Township.
LMHA also manages 2974 Section 8 Vouchers in the Housing Choice Voucher Program, including 75 VASH vouchers for homeless veterans qualified by the VA, and 175 NED vouchers for Non Elderly Disabled individuals.
LMHA has 674 units designated for elderly/persons with disabilities located in Lorain, Elyria, Oberlin, and Amherst. Two buildings (200 units) located in Lorain and Elyria are designated solely for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Family developments consist of 702 units located in Lorain, Elyria, Oberlin, and Sheffield Township.
Eligible applicants pay 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent. All utilities are provided in the high rise units. High rise residents are responsible to pay their own telephone and cable television services. Residents in family developments are responsible for payment of gas and electricity.