Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

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Open: Columbus, Ohio Section 8 HCV

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

Please note: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Columbus, OH.

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened on September 9, 2015, and is open indefinitely. This waiting list was last open in May 2006.

To apply, complete the online application. The online portal will be open 24 hours; 7 days a week.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Once the pre-application has been submitted, applicants can check their status by calling the waiting list status line at (614) 421-6180. A recording will also help guide applicants through the next steps of the process. This line will be open all hours.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 how to update application information.

According to this 10/6/15 news article, more than 24,000 people have applied since the waiting list reopened in September 2015. The CMHA issued 200 vouchers in October 2015.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (614) 421-6000. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (614)421-6000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/29/2018.

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Closed: Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority CMHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications fat this time.

The CMHA offers 11 family Public Housing communities, and two communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community the CMHA offers, please follow this link.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (614) 421-6000.

Last Updated on 10/07/2015.

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About Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

880 East 11th Avenue, Columbus, OH | Visit Website | (614) 421-6000

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 15,117 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is located in Columbus, OH.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.