Housing Choice Voucher Program

HCV Waitlist for PSH Participants
2018 HCVP Tenant-Based Waiting List Lottery
Information about the 2018 HCVP Tenant-Based Waiting List Lottery can be found at the following website: http://www.applycuyahogacounty.tenmast.com, or by clicking here

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) provides rental assistance to help low-income persons afford decent and safe rental housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds the program and Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority administers it in Cuyahoga County.

An HCVP participant is issued a rental voucher and is then free to locate a dwelling unit suitable to the family's needs and desires in the private rental market. Once the family selects a unit, CMHA must inspect the unit before initial leasing and at least annually thereafter to ensure that the unit meets HUD housing quality standards (HQS). Once the unit passes an HQS inspection, CMHA will enter into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract with the Owner who leases the unit to the family. Thereafter, CMHA pays a portion of the rent - a Housing Assistance Payment - to the owner on behalf of the family. The amount of assistance you receive is based on family income, family size, income deductions and the contract rent for the unit. Under the rental voucher program, the family is generally required to pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly income toward rent and utilities. The HAP made by CMHA to the Owner generally pays the remainder.

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. To continue that commitment and offer the most protection against spread of the virus, the management offices, CMHA’s Administrative Campus, Community Rooms and Community Centers, Playgrounds and Splash Parks will remain closed to the public. CMHA staff will be available for calls, emails, inquiries and limited Work Orders - Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this time we ask for your patience in our response time. For updated information, visit www.cmha.net or follow CMHA on Facebook and Twitter.