THE

HOUSING

CHOICE

VOUCHER

PROGRAM

 

WINTER 2020

 

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.

 

1/9 - 12 p.m.

Fairview Park Library

1/18 - 12 p.m.

CMHA

1/21 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

2/4 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

2/15 - 12 p.m.

CMHA

2/21 - 12 p.m.

Brooklyn Library

3/6 - 12 p.m.

Independence Library

3/17 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

3/21 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

 

*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 216.271.2537 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 at 10 a.m.

 

LANDLORD PORTAL

All landlords are encouraged to visit the Landlord Portal and review information the HCVP has on record. If necessary, update your Portal account 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

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

Applicants are encouraged to visit the Applicant Portal and review their information. Please update your Portal account with new phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses as soon as possible at www.cmha.net/apportal.

 

PARTICIPANT PORTAL

Participants are able to complete various online forms and are also 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.

 

Client Information Center

The Client Information Center (CIC) serves as a resource, providing guidance to address general questions, concerns or matters related the HCVP. To reach the CIC, please call 216.431.1471.

Client Information Center Staff

CEO Patterson photoMessage from the CEO: JEFFERY K. PATTERSON
Happy New Year! Welcome to the Winter 2020 Housing Choice Voucher Program News Update. As we start the year, I am sincerely thankful for your participation in and support of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP).

 

In 2019, we had a successful Home for the Holidays event which served homeless veterans, implemented the Client Information Center, hosted a Meet and Greet for participants and landlords as well as facilitated 36 Landlord sessions and 108 Mover sessions. CMHA continues to create affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Home for the HolidaysCMHA, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development hosted a Home for the Holidays event, bringing several local agencies and property owners together to assist veterans in securing housing this holiday season. The initiative helps veterans in the search for a home, filling out the necessary paperwork and touring different properties.

 

Home for the Holidays

HCVP Staff Photo

Meet & Greet

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 the Housing Choice Voucer Program hosted a Meet and Greet connecting families looking for a place to call home with property owners. More than 90 applicants, 40 participants and 24 owners participated. Stay tuned for the next Meet and Greet!

 

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!

  • Yearly inspections of the unit(s)
  • Fair market rent rates
  • Renter responsibilities defined in the lease addendum
  • Having the ability to manage your investment though the Landlord Portal
  • Free advertising on several sites
  • The ability to provide one of the most important factors for a family: Stable housing

View payment schedule: https://www.cmha.net/llportal/calendar

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Did You Know?

You can view all CMHA newsletters, including HCVP newsletters, on our website. You can also sign up for additional newsletters including the Annual Report and Stakeholder newsletter!

 

Simply visit https://www.cmha.net/news/publications

 

Drop Off Box

In 2020, the Housing Choice Voucher Program will have a Drop Off Box located in the Campus lobby for clients to drop off pending documentation. This initiative will aid in cutting down wait time for clients.

Payment Standards

January 1, 2020, new Payment Standards will take effect. Learn more at https://www.cmha.net/hcvp/ rentdetermination

Preliminary Rent Offer

Starting Friday, January 3, 2020, the Housing Choice Voucher Program will be rolling out the Preliminary Rent offer. This will give property owners and tenants the opportunity to receive a rent range of how much CMHA may be able to pay for rent before the inspection.

 

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