Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority received notification in May 2021 about the award of new Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) and funding as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
There are 246 EHVs available starting in July 2021.
Thank you for your interest in CMHA’s Emergency Housing Vouchers. CMHA is partnering with Strategies to End Homelessness, which oversees the local HUD Continuum of Care for the Homeless, to refer single people and families for the new EHVs. Assessments for the EHVs can only be completed online at the following link: https://www.strategiestoendhomelessness.org/emergency-housing-voucher-assessment/
The 246 new emergency vouchers are less restrictive, for people who meet any of one of the four criteria:
- A resident of an emergency shelter or living on the street
- At risk of entering a shelter or being on the street
- Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, assault, stalking, or human trafficking
- Were recently on the street or in a shelter and have a high risk of housing instability
Once again, the only way to see if you qualify for the emergency housing vouchers is to meet one of the criteria above and complete the brief online assessment at: https://www.strategiestoendhomelessness.org/emergency-housing-voucher-assessment/
INFORMATION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
Are you ready to fill your available units? When EHVs hit the streets in July 2021, nearly 250 individuals and families will be actively looking to rent units — don't miss out!
Step 1: Learn more about partnering with CMHA.
- View the Landlord Orientation video watch here
Step 2: Advertise your available units. Like all HCV participant families, EHV families will search for housing in the private market and will contact the property owners if they are interested in an available unit.
CMHA partners with GoSection8.com to connect voucher holders with potential units. Note: Property owners or units postings on GoSection8.com are not pre-screened, pre-approved, or endorsed by CMHA.