Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on October 24th, 2016.

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 here. The online portal will be open 24 hours; 7 days a week.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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. 

Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on October 7th, 2015.

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.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on October 7th, 2015.

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.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Sawyer Manor & Tow 71/100 02/02/2015
Sawyer Manor & Tow 71/100 04/29/2014
Sunshine Terrace 47/100 04/15/2014
Rosewind 56/100 04/30/2014
Trevitt Heights Ii 57/100 04/16/2014
Ohio Townhouses 56/100 04/14/2014
Eastmoor Square 71/100 04/17/2014
Jenkins Terrace Ii 81/100 10/16/2012
Indian Meadows 86/100 10/23/2012
Ohio Townhouses 70/100 10/24/2012
New Village Place 83/100 10/23/2012
Worley Terrace Ii 91/100 10/18/2012
Waggoner Senior Ho 91/100 10/16/2012
The Meadows 84/100 10/16/2012
Trevitt Heights Ii 61/100 11/06/2012
Thornwood Commons 80/100 10/18/2012
Eastmoor Square 76/100 10/18/2012
Glenview Estates 89/100 10/24/2012
Post Oak Station I 82/100 10/24/2012
Kenmore Square 83/100 10/23/2012
Marion Square 87/100 10/23/2012
Sawyer Manor & Tow 72/100 11/14/2012
Sunshine Terrace 56/100 10/17/2012
Rosewind 74/100 10/16/2012

Public Housing Operated by Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

831 Acorn Grove Dr
Chestnut Grove Apartments is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Blacklick. Rents at Chestnut Grove Apartments start at $670.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Public Housing
1100 E Broad St
Jenkins Terrace II is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
272 S Gift St
Sunshine Terrace is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1055 Eton Grv
Sawyer Manor and Towers is a 116 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
565 Trevitt St
Trevitt Heights II is a 137 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
99 S Central Ave
Worley Terrace II is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
1356 Clifton Ave
Poindexter is a 414 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
230 McDowell St
Riverside Homes is a 128 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1173 Windsor Ave
Rosewind is a 230 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1256 Marion Rd
Marion Square is a 250 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
2405 Agler Rd
Ohio Townhouses is a 80 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1748 Kenmore Rd
Kenmore Square is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
133 Buffalo Ct
Indian Meadows is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
3709 Post Oak Ct W
Post Oak Station II is a 148 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
4614 Grovedale Ct
Glenview Estates is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
56 Alexander Ln
Eastmoor Square is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
1087 Leona Ave
Thornwood Commons is a 86 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
4890 Pintail Creek Dr
The Meadows is a 95 unit low income housing apartment community in Canal Winchester.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
945 Summit St
New Village Place is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Ohio:

Affordable Apartments near Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

360 Broad Meadows Blvd
Riverlodge Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Columbus. Rents at Riverlodge Apartments start at $475-556.
434 Morrison Ave
Meeks 9 is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Columbus.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
733 Moon Rd
Moon Glow Apartments is a 92 unit low income housing apartment community in Columbus.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Columbus.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit