Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
Wait List

The Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program/HCVP (Section 8) Office, will be accepting online applications starting Tuesday March 9, 2021 at 9:00am until Friday March 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

Paper applications will not be available and applications cannot be downloaded.

Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Choice Voucher Program serves qualified voucher holders in Muskingum County. Applications submitted are for Muskingum County only.

To complete the online application, you will need the following information:

  • The full name of each family member as it appears on his or her social security card. This is needed to help determine the voucher size
  • Each household member’s social security number and birthdate
  • Gross yearly income for all members of the household (income before any deductions)
  • Current mailing address or P.O. Box (This is how you will be contacted when your application reaches the top of the waitlist)
  • A valid email address is required to receive confirmation that your application has been placed on the Wait List. ZMHA will send confirmation emails no later than March 31, 2021

The ZMHA Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) helps very low-income households with rent payments. The gross income for the applicant household must not exceed the Muskingum County annual gross income limits (see below):


# in household2020 Annual Income
1$22,800
2$26,050
3$29,300
4$32,550
5$35,200
6$37,800
7$40,400
8$43,000

PLEASE NOTE: After applying, Applicants are responsible for updating any changes on an “Update Form” available by printing online at www.zanesvillehousing.org. This form is available at our office located at 407 Pershing Road, Zanesville, Ohio.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants may use any computer, tablet, or smart phone with internet access to apply including free computers at public libraries. Those who are disabled and require special accommodations can call 740-454-9714 ext. 115 for assistance.

Once the application is accepted by the Housing Choice Voucher Program/HCVP (Section 8) your application will be placed on the Wait List. Your wait is dependent upon funding.

You will be mailed a letter stating the date and time you are scheduled to attend a briefing meeting. The letter will also contain instructions on what you will need to bring with you.

No. It will be determined by the HCVP (Section 8) office if the applicant qualifies as eligible for the HCVP.

To be eligible, households must not exceed the current income guidelines for the size of the household. All members 18 years or older must clear the background check.

The voucher is for rental units in Muskingum County.

No, the wait list will close on Friday March 12th at 3pm. If you are wanting to apply after the deadline, you must wait for the Wait List to open again.

It is impossible to determine the expected time for the Wait List to open due to the high volume of applications expected.

All changes MUST be reported to the housing office by completing an “Update Form” available on-line at www.zanesvillehousing.org or at the front desk at 407 Pershing Road Zanesville, Ohio. DO NOT PHONE OUR OFFICE WITH CHANGES. . Please note- if you have had an address change that you have not reported to our office using an “Update Form” your briefing letter may not be delivered. If you fail to attend your briefing, your application will be cancelled, and you will have to reapply when the waiting list opens again.

No. Due to the expected high volume of applications, no phone calls will be accepted or returned in regards to your application, status on the Wait list, or any changes to report on your application.