About Us

Established in 1933 as the first chartered public housing authority in the country, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) owns and manages property and administers rent subsidy programs to provide eligible low-income individuals and families quality, safe, affordable housing in Cuyahoga County.

Our mission is to create safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Our vision is to be the leader in cultivating safe, sustainable, dynamic communities of choice where everyone can strive for success.

Our values govern the actions of all CMHA employee’s and commissioners and establish a standard of excellence for the Authority. We will embody the values of Commitment, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety in our decisions, planning and activities, in order to fulfill our mission and achieve our vision and better our communities in Cuyahoga County.

  • Commitment: mission-focused, sustainability, collaboration and teamwork.
  • Accountability: fiscal responsibility, transparency, integrity and stewardship.
  • Respect: customer service, treat with dignity, honorable and consideration.
  • Excellence: superior performance, cutting-edge, innovative and creative.
  • Safety: secure, free from danger, managed risk and trust.


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Year CMHA was Chartered Largest Housing Authorities Housing Choice Vouchers Units Across 60 Properties People Served

CMHA complies with all federal, state, local and internal policies and procedures. CMHA has a Compliance Department that carries out the following main functions to better serve the residents of Cuyahoga County:

  • Conflict-of-Interest disclosures
  • HCVP Hearing Officer program
  • Labor Compliance Davis-Bacon monitoring and enforcement
  • Other General Compliance matters such as quality control, compliance reviews, annual training and policy/procedure development.