About Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Hamilton County and Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Asset Management waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The CMHA re-named the Public Housing program to the Asset Management program.

The CMHA offers 39 Asset Management communities with 5,279 units for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, complete a pre-application at the CMHA eligibility office, located at 1088 W Liberty St., Cincinnati, OH 45214, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to bring these documents when filling out your application: Birth certificate, Social Secuirity Card or proof of legal US status, proof of income, and proof of household assets for all members of the household; current police background check for all adult (18+) members of the household; picture ID; current landlord name, address and telephone number.

The CMHA may have preferences for a specific property. Please contact the CHMA for more information.

Applicants will be placed on the website by date and time of pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (513) 421-2642 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 03/08/2016.

Hamilton County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed, It was last open for four days in January 2017; and prior to that in December 2014, and in 2012. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

 

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application here.

 

There are no preferences.

 

6,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

 

During the last opening, 17,000 persons applied.

 

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call call the office at (513) 721-4580.

Last Updated on 02/02/2017.

More information about Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.cintimha.com/Default.aspx.


About the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 11,046 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 10,407 32 90 110 323 84
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $521 $493 $559 $683 $384 $335
Monthly Cost $5,426,128 $15,772 $50,353 $75,126 $124,079 $28,171

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 1,389 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $11,780 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

58% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 57% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $312 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $628. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

4048 Ledgewood Dr
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
6347 Beechmont Ave
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Acquisition - Rehab is a 119 unit low income housing apartment community in Cincinnati.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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5012 Ebersole Ave
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Acquisition - Rehab is a 45 unit low income housing apartment community in Cincinnati.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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2329 Harrison Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio
Acquisition - Rehab is a 98 unit low income housing apartment community in Cincinnati.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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330 Forest Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio
Beechwood is a 383 unit low income housing apartment community in Cincinnati.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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