Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

8120 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44104

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Cleveland, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 22nd, 2019, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Homeless Project Based Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Cuyahoga County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Homeless Project Based Open Until Further Notice
Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open Public Housing waiting list in the "Low Income Public Housing (LIPH)" program section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/05/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for near-elderly (50+ or 55+) households. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open age-restricted Public Housing waiting list in the "Low Income Public Housing (LIPH)" program section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/05/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open Project Based waiting list in the "Project Based Rental Assistance" or "HCVP" program section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Last Updated on 04/05/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Homeless Project Based Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Permanent Supportive Homeless and Chronically Homeless Project Based waiting list applications.

Please note: The CMHA defines each category as:

  • Permanent Supportive Homeless: "This preference applies to homeless applicants who are applying to reside in a property designed to serve homeless households in need of supportive services."
  • Chronically Homeless: "This preference applies to chronically homeless applicants who are applying to reside in a property designed to serve chronically homeless households in need of supportive services."

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open homeless waiting list in the "HCVP" prgorams section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Last Updated on 04/05/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Moderate Rehabilitation waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for the Moderate Rehabilitation waiting list in the "HCVP" program section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Last Updated on 04/05/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is currently accepting Project Based Rental Assistance waiting list applications for senior/disabled households. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open Project Based waiting list in the "Project Based Rental Assistance" section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website, or call the office at (216) 348-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (216)348-5000.

Last Updated on 06/01/2018.

Other Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in June 2018; and before that in August 2015.

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

There were no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. A list of winning lottery numbers can be found here.

For more information, visit the CMHA website or call (216) 348-5000.

Last Updated on 08/04/2018.

About Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at www.cmha.net. Representatives of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (216) 348-5000. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/22/2019, it is not known if Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 14,087 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 12,690 39 52 289 93 480 388
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $551 $714 $649 $529 $732 $432 $533
Monthly Cost $6,992,314 $27,852 $33,742 $152,894 $68,106 $207,431 $206,817

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cuyahoga 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 12% having issued approximately 1,289 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,244 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% 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, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% 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. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $619. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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 Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Westside Homes

3607 Clinton Ave
Cleveland, OH
HCV Welcome

Tremont Pointe

Various
Cleveland, OH
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedar Central DELETE

2320 E 30th St
Cleveland, OH

King Kennedy North High Rise

2501 East 59th Street
Cleveland, OH

Wilson Tower

1919 E 55th St
Cleveland, OH
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Apartment Communities managed by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

The New Clifton Plaza

11430 Clifton Blvd
Cleveland, OH
Subsidized

Heritage View IV

3032 E. 79th
Cleveland, OH
HCV Welcome

Addison Square

7400 Wade Park Avenue
Cleveland, OH
62+

Lee-Miles Apartments

4345 Lee Road
Cleveland, OH
62+

Ambleside Tower

2190 Ambleside Drive
Cleveland, OH
62+