Public Housing Program

Eligibility - Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority operates 48 public housing units. There are a variety of sizes and styles of housing units within this program available to low-income families and individuals. Depending on the type of housing assistance that is available, eligibility requirements may vary, but can include:

  • Annual Gross Income
  • Elderly Household Status
  • Disability Status
  • U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status

Sandusky Metropolitan Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant when appropriate screening reveals a history of behavior that could have a detrimental effect to the other tenants, staff or the development’s environment.

Application – Pre-Applications to OPEN waiting lists can be submitted here. Hard copy applications to OPEN waiting lists can be picked up and/or returned 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.

Application information may need to be verified in order to continue processing the application. Applicants will be contacted to verify such information as they near the top of the waiting list. Therefore, it is extremely important that applicants keep their contact information up to date.

After determining final eligibility, applicants will meet with their case manager to review the available housing unit and potentially sign a lease. The lease provides you information about your responsibilities as a tenant and those of the housing authority as the landlord.

Enterprise Income Verification (EIV)
Housing Authorities are required to utilize income verification methods including those provided by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. The EIV system provides information to the Housing Authority. A brochure about What You Should Know About EIV can be downloaded here.