Resident Services

The Resident Services Department partners with internal departments, various community agencies and non-profit organizations that strive to bring impactful change to improve the quality of life for public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents. We provide self-sufficiency resources that enhance professional development, academic achievement and financial stability.

Residents have access to and can receive assistance with:

  • Cleveland Public Theatre
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Computer classes
  • Walking clubs
  • Afterschool and summer programming
  • Access to mobile food pantry

View CMHA's community center locations here

For more information, contact Tekisha Ruffin, Deputy Director of Resident Services at 216-271-2428 or email

Senior Programs

Programs and activities are developed around four basic focuses that enable seniors to live successfully at CMHA:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Information
  • Socialization and Recreation
  • Lifelong Learning Opportunities

Establishing strong relationships with community partners is essential to effective program delivery for senior residents. The department is continually exploring ways to provide meaningful experiences that maintain and enhance senior residents’ quality of life.