THE

HOUSING

CHOICE

VOUCHER

PROGRAM

 

SUMMER 2019

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CMHA sessions are held at 8120 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH 44104.

Please arrive on time; late arrivals will not be accommodated.

 

LANDLORD BRIEFINGS

Required for new landlords before signing a HCVP contract.

 

7/02 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

7/12 - 12 p.m.

Warrensville Library

7/20 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

7/21 - 12 p.m.

Solon Library

8/2 - 12 p.m.

Bay Village Library

8/6 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

8/17 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

9/7 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

9/21 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

9/27 - 12 p.m.

Brecksville

 

*All briefings offered at the CMHA Campus require a reservation and Saturday classes are limited to 15 attendees. Please email Dianaly Martinez at martinezd@cmha.net or call 216.348.5000 to reserve a spot.

 

CONTRACT-SIGNING

There are no longer dates for contract signing. All contracts will be emailed or landlords will be contacted with the date the contract will be available for signature.

 

MOVERS’ SESSIONS

Fridays and every third Saturday of the month

 

LANDLORD PORTAL

All landlords are encouraged to visit the Landlord Portal and review information the HCVP has on record. If necessary, update the Portal with new phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses as soon as possible. To register for the Landlord Portal, visit www.cmha.net/LLportal.

 

RENT ADJUSTMENT REQUESTS

We are excited to announce that you can submit a rent adjustment request online in the landlord portal. The user-friendly process keeps you informed every step of the way; check the status of a request, see the proposed effective date of a request or check the reason a request is pending. In order to use the feature, you must have a registered landlord portal account.

 

APPLICANT PORTAL

Also, all applicants are encouraged to visit the Applicant Portal and review information that is on record. Please update the Portal with new phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses as soon as possible at www.cmha.net/apportal.

 

PARTICIPANT PORTAL

Participants will be able to complete various online forms, but you will also be able to view certification details and utility information, view your next recertification date, download a copy of your HAP contract and more at www.cmha.net/apportal.

 

Click here to check out the HCVP Administrative Plan changes.

 

CEO Patterson photo

Message from the CEO: JEFFERY K. PATTERSON

I am pleased to welcome our new Housing Choice Voucher Program Director Heather Gaines and our new Housing Choice Voucher Program Deputy Director Marcus Williamson to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). Heather Gaines, who previously worked for the Pittsburgh Housing Authority, is a highly-qualified professional that brings nearly 20 years of housing experience to CMHA. Marcus Williamson, who previously worked for the City of Virginia Beach Department of Housing and Neighborhood Preservation as well as the Columbus Housing Authority, is a strong administrator, planner and brings more than 17 years of housing experience to CMHA.

 

CMHA employees embrace the CARES core values of commitment, accountability, respect, excellence and safety. Through our development and programming efforts, our work continues to align with our mission, which is to create safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Community Spotlight: PCs for People

Mission: Through electronic reuse PCs for People provides the opportunity for all low-income individuals and nonprofits to benefit from the life changing impact of computers and mobile internet.

 

In fall 2018, CMHA’s ConnectHome imitative received a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to provide Low Income Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants with two new digital inclusion services in Cuyahoga County. Services include mobile hotspot lending at all Cleveland Public Library branches and four Cuyahoga County Public Library branches. The second digital inclusion service is provided through PCs for People. Residents can buy affordable hotspots, laptops and desktops from the PCs for People storefront. More than 200 participants within the Low Income Public Housing program and more than 30 participants within the Housing Choice Voucher program have received affordable devices from PCs for People.

Landlords

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is seeking landlords to join the program. Below are some of the benefits. Please contact Dianaly Martinez at 216.271.2537 for more information and spread the word!

  • Stable payments on the third of each month
  • Yearly inspections of the unit(s)
  • Fair market rent rates
  • Renter responsibilities defined in the lease addendum
  • Having the ability to manage your investment
  • Free advertising on several sites
  • The ability to provide one of the most important factors in a families life: Stable housing

XPRIZE

XPRIZE is a national competition CMHA is competing in for a chance to win $100,000 for adult education for our community. We ask you, our CMHA family, to help us win by completing three activities on three different days using the Google Play apps Amrita Learning and/ or Learning Upgrade.

CMHA provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, including auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact CMHA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 216-348-5000 (voice) or 1-800-750-0750 (Ohio Relay Service). Este documento está disponible a petición para interpretación o traducción al Español de gratis.

 

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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

8120 Kinsman Road, Cleveland OH 44104

Phone: (216) 348-5000 | Fax: (216) 348-4925

www.cmha.net

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Robert E. Davis, Chairperson

Stephanie Pope-Earley, Vice Chairperson

Joseph Black, Commissioner

Nadine D. Head, Commissioner

Barry A. Withers, Commissioner

Jeffery K. Patterson, Chief Executive Officer

Heather Gaines, HCVP Director