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.
The mission of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority 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 and 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.
CMHA by Numbers
- First Housing Authority in the United States: chartered in 1933
- One of the ten largest Housing Authorities in the country
- CMHA has 60 developments: 10,000 units
- Number of Housing Choice Vouchers: 15,000
- Total number of people served: 55,000
- Energy conservation programs established
- CMHA received 11 national awards this year for its program innovation from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
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.