Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
16 W Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45202


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 39 projects which contain 5,279 affordable rental units. It also administers 11,316 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (32%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (68%) to that of all housing authorities in OH, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in OH.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 20 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 81. The scores for properties managed by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 58.

The highest scoring property in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority portfolio is Hope VI Phase 2 - Laurel Homes and the lowest scoring property is Millvale - North.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 90% of properties managed by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Waiting List Status:

The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Extra Large (10,000+)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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