CMHA offers safe, affordable housing across Cuyahoga County through a number of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) programs.
Voucher ProgramsHousing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Receive a rent subsidy to any unit in the private housing market that accepts HCV (Section 8) vouchers.

Interested in offering housing to HCV voucher holders? Learn about leasing with CMHA.

Project Based Voucher (PBV) & Moderate Rehabilitation
Receive a rent subsidy to a specific unit in the private housing market. CMHA has collaborated with properties across the Cuyahoga County to ensure that units are available for voucher holders at newly built properties. See list of PBV and Moderate Rehabilitation locations.

Interested in offering PBV housing? See our open RFP.
CMHA PropertiesIn order to match the needs of the community, CMHA owns and operates many types of properties from single homes to townhomes to high rises. Each property is part of one of the programs described below. To learn more, see map of CMHA housing estates.


HUD-subsidized multifamily properties are owned and managed by CMHA to address affordable housing needs in Cuyahoga County. Eligible very low-income families pay 30% of their income towards the rent and the rest is subsidized through a Housing Assistance Payment contract.

Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
The RAD program is a subset of the Multi-Family program. Through the RAD program, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are able to convert public housing stock to PBV style properties.

CMHA is in the process of converting many properties to the RAD program to leverage private financing sources in order to make improvements to the estates like plumbing or electrical system updates, accessibility improvements or in-unit upgrades.

Learn more about our capital improvement projects.

Low Rent Public Housing
PIH-subsidized properties serve low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities and come in all types of forms from scattered single-family homes to high rise apartments.

Tax Credit 
Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) program helps PHAs finance new developments by allowing investors to receive a dollar-for-dollar credit against their Federal tax liability each year for a period of 10 years. These credits are awarded to developers through a competitive allocation process by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.