Q: How do I apply to the program?
answer: Applications are accepted at CMHA’s leasing office located at 1088 West Liberty Street from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; however applicants will no longer have to wait for an appointment with a housing specialist. The applications will be placed on a waiting list documented by date and time. Once it is determined that a unit has become available eligible applicants will be contacted by an invitation letter to attend a group briefing.
Q: Where are Asset Management buildings and communities located?
answer: Asset Management units are located in nearly every jurisdiction within Hamilton County, Ohio. Our larger family communities are located in Winton Hills (Winton Terrace and Findlater Gardens) and South Cumminsville (Millvale).
Q: May I change my waiting list choices later?
answer: Yes, this request must be made in writing at the Leasing Department located at 1088 West Liberty Street.
Q: How long does it take to get housing?
answer: Your wait for housing will depend upon which wait lists you choose.
Q: How much will my rent amount be?
answer: Your rent with Asset Management is always based upon 30% of the monthly household income.
Q: How do I cancel my application?
answer: When an applicant is no longer interested, we request that the cancellation is made in writing.
Q: What types of issues are reviewed with determining program eligibility?
answer: CMHA reviews rental history for at least the past 3 years; all previous subsidized landlords will be reviewed. CMHA also, reviews all criminal activity for at least the past 3 years.
Q: Do I have to have an income?
answer: Applicants must have a verifiable means of paying their rent and utilities (if applicable). The minimum monthly rent with CMHA is $50.
Q: Does CMHA provide emergency housing?
answer: CMHA does not provide emergency housing. Applicants are processed based upon application date and time
Q: Does CMHA assist with rent where I am currently residing?
answer: No, CMHA does not provide rental assistance for current landlords. The rental assistance is attached to units that CMHA owns and manages.
Q: What is the difference between Asset Management and the Housing Choice Voucher Program?
answer: Asset Management units are units that are owned and managed by CMHA. If an applicant is interested in Asset Management, they must move into units that are owned and managed by CMHA.
Q: If I am eligible for Asset Management; Can I find my own unit?
answer: No, you must move into units that CMHA owns and manages.