CMHA is upgrading the Applicant/Participant and Landlord Portals!
As some of you may have already heard, CMHA is upgrading the Applicant/Participant and Landlord Portals! The new portals will allow you to complete and submit electronic documents quickly and easily from any device. This will reduce the need to attend in-person appointments, provide convenience and save valuable time. Beginning August 31, 2021, the current Applicant/Participant and Landlord Portals will be suspended as we upgrade to our new portals. Please contact the Client Information Center at 216-431-1471 with any questions or email HCVPInquiry@cmha.net. Stay tuned to register for our new Applicant/Participant and Landlord Portals coming soon!
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Welcome to the CMHA Landlord Portal. Inside, you will be able to access your remittance statements, 1099 forms, inspection history, and request changes to your landlord information.

The online portal will display failed inspection items for the past year, remittance information for the past 2 years, and your 1099 information for the past 3 years, all of which can be easily accessed, saved, and printed from any computer connected to the Internet via CMHA's secure landlord portal.

End of Security Deposit Credit Program - Updated January 19, 2021

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) appreciates the Landlord community that makes affordable housing opportunities available to low-income residents throughout Cuyahoga County. Earlier this year, CMHA announced that it planned to utilize federal CARES Act funds to assist with security deposits. These payments were in addition to the rental subsidy CMHA pays to Landlords on behalf of assisted families.

Available funding for this initiative will be exhausted shortly; CMHA will honor landlord incentive payments for those new HAP contracts with Request For Tenancy Approvals submitted on or before January 31, 2021.

CMHA would again like to express our thanks and appreciation as we continue to serve families throughout Cuyahoga County. Please visit www.cmha.net or call Aleks Tyler, Mobility and Landlord Outreach Coordinator, at 216-271-2599 with any questions.

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One-time bonus and security deposit credit FAQs (PDF)

HQS Inspections

The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) prioritizes the health and safety of our communities and wants to ensure the well-being of all our participants, landlords and the community.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CMHA is suspending INITIAL Housing Quality Standard inspections (the inspection usually required before a unit can be placed under contract for Housing Assistance Payment). Beginning on Monday, May 11, Property Owners can make a self-certification of the conditions in the proposed unit in place of a physical inspection. The certification form will be included with the initial RFTA packet as well as through the Portal. Please note: Initial inspections on units where an Owner made a self-certification of the conditions must be conducted at a future date as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CMHA will continue to provide updates on the timing of inspections as soon as it is available.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that most private homes built prior to 1978 contain potentially dangerous levels of lead. To mitigate the risks to families with children, Owners of homes built prior to 1978 are required to do the following before their Self-Certification of conditions in the home will be accepted:

  1. Perform a visual assessment of all painted surfaces; and
  2. Repair all deteriorated paint surfaces, which may include encapsulating or enclosing areas that are damaged using appropriate interim control or abatement methods. The Owner’s self-certification is expressly accepted on the basis that Owner has made such an assessment and completed any necessary repairs before the family takes occupancy.
  3. ----- OR -----
  4. Demonstrate that the unit proposed for Tenancy is either lead-safe or lead-free through documentation provided by a contractor certified to perform the work or through certification by either the State of Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, or the City of Cleveland Department of Public Health. Documentation that a unit is lead-safe must be dated within sixty (60) days of the proposed move-in date

Landlords are encouraged to call the Client Information Center at 216-431-1471, press 1, for the latest information.

Download the Self-Certification form


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. In an effort to minimize risk, until further notice, the following HQS inspections schedule adjustments will be made:

  1. Annual/biennial and Special Inspections:
    • CMHA will postpone annual/biennial and special inspections, until further notice.
  2. Emergency Inspection Requests:
    • If you currently occupy a home on the HCV Program and experience an emergency, please contact the CMHA Inspections Department by calling 216-431-1471 and selecting option 3. CMHA will continue to conduct emergency health and safety related HQS inspections.

Questions? The HCV program's HQS inspections team can be reached (during office hours for staff located at 8120 Kinsman Road) at 216-431-1471 by selecting option 3.

Advertising and locating a property has never been easier!

We have partnered with www.AffordableHousing.com (external link), which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties on line. Listings are available to Housing Choice Voucher applicants and participants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please call the Affordable Housing toll free helpline at 1-866-466-7328.

Landlords add your rental property here (external link)

Another free unit listing resource is at housingcleveland.org (external link).  For further assistance, or to list a unit with Housing Cleveland, go to their website or call 1-877-428-8844.

It is recommended that Landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up!