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SECTION 8 HOUSING IN YOUNGSTOWN OHIO



Public Housing
Housing Choice Vouchers
Resident Services
YMHA Contact

*Attention fraud alert for Section 8 Housing in Mahoning County and surrounding areas.

The YMHA does not charge charge a fee to be placed on the waitlist for section 8 housing. Please use caution with scammers in the area trying to collect your personal information stating that they can assist you getting subsidized rents.

We get a ton of calls and leads everyday about if we accept section 8 housing or low income vouchers for our apartment rentals located in Boardman and Campbell Ohio. Unfortunately, at this time we do not accept section 8 housing, but thought we would write a post to help point people in the right direction since there seems to be a lot of confusion in Mahoning County on who to contact or what landlords accept vouchers from the YMHA.

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PUBLIC HOUSING (THE PROJECTS)

Low Income Properties

Listed below are public housing for seniors, families, singles with low to very limited incomes in Mahoning County. Click the links below for more information on each public housing project.

Properties

Seniors

  • Amedia Plaza
  • Gutknecht Towers
  • Lowellville Park Apts.
  • Norton Manor
  • Struthers Manor
  • Vasu Manor

Families

  • Brier Hill Annex
  • Kirwan Homes
  • Rockford Village
  • Victory Estates
  • Westlake Terrace Homes

Public Housing Information Briefings

Every month the YMHA briefs potential applicants interested in the application process and general FAQ’s at their offices located at 131 W. Boardman St. Please call (330) 744-2161 to complete a preliminary application and to schedule your appointment. General questions can also be emailed to Ombudsman@ymhaonline.com

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER

Overview

The Housing Choice Voucher Program assists low-income families rent from privately owned properties and landlords throughout Mahoning County. While enrolled in this program a portion or all of the approved participants rent will be paid directly from the YMHA each month. The approved housing choice participant chooses the house or apartment and must pass the basic safety and health requirements. To apply for the Housing Choice Voucher Program each applicant must visit the official YMHA website listed below and complete an online application. Each person will have a lottery number assigned after completing the process.

Contact Information

General Helpline
Phone: (330) 742-1437

Keisha Saxon
Coordinator
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X217
Email: ksaxon@ymhaonline.com

Christy Krpicak
Housing Specialist
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X277
Email: ckrpicak@ymhaonline.com

Yvonne Henyard
Housing specialist
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X236
Email: yhenyard@ymhaonline.com

Doreene Carson
Housing Specialist
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X225
Email: dcarson@ymhaonline.com

Beth Dunkel
Housing Specialist
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X225
Email: bdunkel@ymhaonline.com

Almedia Smith
Housing Specialist
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X232
Email: asmith@ymhaonline.com

Bruce Barnhizer
Inspector
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X224
Email: bbarnhizer@ymhaonline.com

YMHA LOW INCOME HOUSING HUD TEMPLATE EMAIL

Have you ever inquired about a rental property and never heard back? There could be several reason for this, but first impressions are important when contacting a property manager or landlord because that is when the actual screening process begins. We have created some template emails that you can copy and paste and use when inquiring about a rental that you see online. We have two versions, the first being the property manager didn’t clearly state that if they accept section 8 housing or not, the second email is for ads that clearly state that they do accept section 8 housing.

Copy and paste the emails below and send to each property manager that has has a listing online that you might be interested in renting.

(Email 1) If the ad doesn’t say if the property manager accepts section 8 housing.

To whom it may concern

Hello, I hope you’re having a great day.  I saw you advertising your property online and was curious if you accept section 8 housing? I’ve been approved by the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority and receive a voucher to subsidize my rent. I’m a good tenant and will take care of the rental unit because I don’t want to jeopardize my status with the YMHA. Also, by renting to me, you will get a guaranteed wire each month from the city of Youngstown. Please let me know the next steps in viewing the property and I look forward to meeting you. Below is my contact information for your convenience. 

Your Name
Your Phone 
Your Email

(Email 2) If the ad clearly states the landlord accepts section 8 housing in the ad.

To whom it may concern

Hello, I hope you’re having a great day. I saw your ad online that says you accept section 8 housing vouchers and I was interested in viewing the rental property. I’ve been approved by the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority and receive a low income voucher and if I get accepted for your property you will get a wire each month on the 1st from the City of Youngstown. I’ve also taken care of every property that I have rented, and will give your place the same care since I value the assistance I get from the Youngstown Housing Authority. I am the tenant you’re looking for and can back it up with my rent history. Thank you for your time and below is my contact information for the next step.

Your Name
Your Phone
Your Email

We hopes this helps in your search and landing an apartment that accepts low income vouchers from the YMHA. If you have an suggestions are insider information that can improve this post please feel free to email us at cs@rustbeltcompany.com.

RESIDENT SERVICES

Overview

There are 3 programs through the YMHA. The Public Housing Family Self Sufficiency Program, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency Program and the Elderly-Disabled program.

Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X274

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X297

Elderly and Disabled Program
Phone: (330) 744-2161 X6714

YOUNGSTOWN METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY

If you live in Mahoning County such as Youngstown, Boardman, Campbell, Austintown, Canfield or even Poland the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority to our knowledge handles all the section 8 in the area. We have listed some links below to help you navigate the information you will need on your transition to Youngstown or if you’re new and trying to apply for the first time for low income housing and if you’re already approved and need more clarification. All the information was pulled directly from the website which we have also listed for your reference since the YMHA site is very hard to navigate and tremendously outdated.

YMHA CONTACT

Phone: (330)-744-2161
Email: ombudsman@ymhaonline.com
Address: 131 West West Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Website: http://www.ymhaonline.com/
Section 8 Listings: http://ymha.gosection8.com/
Section 8 Hud Appplications: YMHA Application

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