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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

8120 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio 44104

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 23rd, 2021, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority has 8 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Cuyahoga County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Medina Creative Housing Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice
Project Based Open Until Further Notice
Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Project Based Rental Assistance Open Until Further Notice

Open Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Website: https://cmha.net/.

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Phone: (216) 348-5000.

COVID-19 Update: As of October 27, 2020, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority website says:

"The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and wants to ensure the well-being of all our employees, residents and partners. As the outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, continues to impact the greater Cleveland area, CMHA is taking extra precautionary measures to limit in-person interactions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Administrative Campus located at 8120 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44104 and all CMHA property management offices are open with the business hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CMHA is taking extra precautionary measures to limit in-person interactions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and continues to encourage its residents, applicants, participants and those doing business with CMHA to do so via electronic messaging via telephone, email or through our portals. Seniors needing assistance are encouraged to call CMHA’s Senior Hotline at 216-271-2424 and all CMHA residents are encouraged to call the Resident Hotline at 216-271-2735. For updated information, visit www.cmha.net or follow CMHA on Facebook and Twitter."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Cuyahoga County, Ohio Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 9, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • HUD Directed Special Admissions - 40 points on the General Tenant-Based and General Project-Based Waiting Lists.
  • Relocating Residents of Agency Owned Subsidized Properties (including RAD Relocation) – 40 points on the General Tenant-Based and General Project-Based Waiting Lists.
  • Victims of Governmentally Declared Natural Disasters - 40 points on the General Tenant-Based and General Project-Based Waiting Lists.
  • Money Follows the Person/Ohio Home Choice - 40 Points on the General Tenant-Based waiting list.
  • Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (VASH) – 40 points on the General Tenant-Based and Project Based Waiting Lists.
  • Relocating CMHA Public Housing or Project-Based resident displaced by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking- 40 points on the General Tenant Based Waiting List.
  • Moving On (PSH)- 40 points on the General Tenant-Based Waiting List.
  • Displaced Moderate Rehabilitation Program (participating families who must relocate because the family has a disabled member and there are no accessible Mod Rehab units of the appropriate size or type, or the owner has opted out of the program, or if there has been a HUD takeover, or if the contract with the owner is cancelled) - 30 points on the General Tenant-Based waiting list.
  • Family Unification Program (FUP) – 15 points on the General Tenant-Based waiting list.
  • Cuyahoga County Residency Preference-Applicant families who reside in Cuyahoga County will be assigned 10 preference points on the waiting list. This preference includes applicants who are working or who have been notified that they have been hired to work in Cuyahoga County.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland public notice, as of October 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via CMHA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (216) 348-5000 (voice) or 1(800) 750-0750 (Ohio Relay Service).

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/09/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Medina Creative Housing Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) Disabled Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments with supportive services at Medina Creative Housing is currently open. Applications are being accepted from October 23, 2020 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the CMHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CMHA public notice, as of October 26, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via CMHA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator at (216) 348-5000 (voice) or 1 (800) 750-0750 (Ohio Relay Service).

Last Updated on 10/27/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

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.

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 10/27/2020.

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) waiting list for Near-elderly (50+ or 55+) Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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.

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 10/27/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Project Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Project Based Rental Assistance apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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.

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 10/27/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Project Based Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Project Based apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here, and select the box for an open waiting list in the "HCVP Site-Based Project-Based" section.

For more information, visit the CMHA website.

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 10/27/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Moderate Rehabilitation apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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.

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 10/27/2020.

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

How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) waiting list for Senior and Disabled Project Based Rental Assistance apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2018, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the CMHA website.

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 10/27/2020.

About Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://cmha.net/.

Representatives of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (216) 348-5000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/23/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 13,448 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 12,100 35 47 255 82 487 392
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $563 $775 $747 $519 $793 $410 $538
Monthly Cost $6,809,591 $27,128 $35,109 $132,297 $65,020 $199,589 $210,795

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 Apartments Operated by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Westside Homes

3607 Clinton Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

Tremont Pointe

Various
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

King Kennedy North High Rise

2501 East 59th Street
Cleveland, Ohio

Wilson Tower

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

Union Square

3495 East 98th Street
Cleveland, Ohio

Apthorp Tower

12900 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio
Call For Rent
1 BR

Bohn Tower

1300 Superior Ave E
Cleveland, Ohio

Bellaire Garden-B

12000 Wanda Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

Riverside Park Homes

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Outhwaite Homes

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Addison Townhouses

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Carver Park

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Riverview Tower

1795 W 25th St
Cleveland, Ohio

Bellaire Road Apartments

13609 Bellaire Rd
Cleveland, Ohio

Addison Townhouses

7220 Wade Park Ave
Cleveland, Ohio

West 101st Place

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Heritage View Homes

Various
Cleveland, Ohio

Bellaire Garden

12555 Bellaire Road
Cleveland, Ohio

Park Denison

4016 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Springbrook

5349 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Crestview Apartments

2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, Ohio

Lakeview Tower

2700 Washington Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Wade Apartments

5349 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Manhattan Tower

2885 West 14th Street
Cleveland, Ohio

West Boulevard

9520 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Miles Elmarge

10304 Miles Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Phoenix Village

West 98th Street
Cleveland, Ohio

Puritas Gardens

5300 Riverside Drive
Cleveland, Ohio

Willson Family

5349 Saint Clair Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Woodhill Homes

8129 Otter Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Olde Cedar

530 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Woody Woods

8129 Otter Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio

Low Income Housing Managed by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

The New Clifton Plaza

11430 Clifton Blvd
Cleveland, Ohio
Subsidized

Heritage View IV

3032 E. 79th
Cleveland, Ohio

Addison Square

7400 Wade Park Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Lee-Miles Apartments

4345 Lee Road
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Ambleside Tower

2190 Ambleside Drive
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Lorain Square

16321 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Mildred L. Brewer

14028 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Beachcrest

16700 Lakeshore Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Miles Pointe

11806 Miles Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Mount Auburn Manor

3061 East 93rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Cedar Ext High Rise

2320 East 30th Street
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Oakwood Villas

23361 Aurora Road
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Doris V. Jones Court Senior Building

4609 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Quarrytown

55 West Bagley Road
Berea, Ohio
62+

Euclid Beach Gardens

16001 Euclid Beach Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Fairway Manor

17815 Fairway Drive
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Scranton Castle

2000 Castle Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Severance Tower

25 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
62+

Laronde Apartments

12024 Shaker Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Union Court

13511 Union Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio
62+

Woodhill Homes

8129 Otter Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio