THE

HOUSING

CHOICE

VOUCHER

PROGRAM

 

FALL 2018

 
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CMHA sessions are held at 8120 Kinsman Road, Cleveland, OH 44104.  Please arrive on time; late arrivals will not be accommodated.

 

LANDLORD BRIEFINGS

(Required for new landlords before signing an HCVP contract)

 

11/02 - Noon

North Royalton Library

11/06 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

11/17 - 10 a.m.

 

CMHA

 

12/04 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

12/15 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

12/21 - Noon

 

Olmsted Falls Library

 

01/04 - Noon

Orange Library

01/08 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

01/19 - 10 a.m.

CMHA

 

*All briefings offered on Campus require a reservation and Saturday classes are limited to 15 attendees. Please email Felicia Davis-Barker at barkerf@cmha.net or leave a message at 216-271-2593 to reserve a spot.

 

CONTRACT-SIGNING

There are no longer dates for contract signing. All contracts will be emailed or landlords will be contacted with the date the contract will be available for signature.

 

MOVERS' SESSIONS

Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

CMHA Main Campus, 8120 Kinsman Road

 
CEO Patterson photo

Message from the CEO: JEFFERY K. PATTERSON

CMHA is proud to collaborate with the Cleveland Foundation, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, PCs for People and numerous other partners on an outstanding initiative to provide programming and support to bridge the digital divide.

 

Our goal is to make sure that every resident has an opportunity to connect to the internet and to provide continued training and support. Please see the information in this newsletter on WiFi hotspot lending and affordable access to the Internet, personal computers and repairs. Connecting the unconnected is one of our most important initiatives. We hope HCVP participants take full advantage of this initiative.

 

Participant featurePARTICIPANT FEATURE

HCVP participant and resident of Cleveland Heights Cecelia Price recently graduated from the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. After graduation, she plans to buy her first home. Price obtained her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in May of 2018, opened a checking and savings account and raised her credit score during her time as a FSS participant. She believes the program was extremely beneficial and adamantly encourages other residents to get involved. Price joined the HCVP program in her early 20s as a single mother and was able to move for better access to schools. The FSS program, which changed her life in a way that she could not imagine, expanded her network and provided education on budgeting, interviewing skills, homeownership and more. Price acknowledges CMHA and the FSS staff for helping her to set and reach goals!

 

Free & Unlimited Internet

 

Photos of residents

 

Community Spotlight: Orange

 

Prepare your child for kindergarten with mini S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art & Mathematic) programs followed by a preschool storytime.

 

Cuyahoga County Public Library Orange Branch | 31975 Chagrin Boulevard Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124

 

Tuesday, November 6, 11:30 a.m. - Noon and Tuesday, November 13, 11:30 a.m. - Noon

 

Information: https://www.cuyahogalibrary.org/Branches/Orange.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANDLORD PORTAL

All landlords are encouraged to visit the Landlord Portal and review information the HCVP has on record. If necessary, update the Portal with new phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses as soon as possible. To register for the Landlord Portal, visit www.cmha.net/LLportal.

 

RENT DETERMINATION REQUESTS

We are excited to announce that you can submit a rent adjustment request online in the landlord portal. The user-friendly process keeps you informed every step of the way; check the status of a request, see the proposed effective date of a request or check the reason a request is pending. In order to use the feature, you must have a registered landlord portal account.

 

APPLICANT PORTAL

Also, all applicants are encouraged to visit the Applicant Portal and review information that is on record. Please update the Portal with new phone numbers, email addresses and mailing addresses as soon as possible at www.cmha.net/apportal

 

PARTICIPANT PORTAL

Participants will be able to complete various online forms, but you will also be able to view certification details and utility information, view your next recertification date, download a copy of your HAP contract and more at www.cmha.net/apportal

   

 

 

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The Housing Choice Voucher Program is seeking landlords to join the program. Below are some benefits. Please contact Dianaly Martinez at (216) 271-2537 for more information and spread the word!

  • Stable payments on the third of each month
  • Yearly inspections of the unit(s)
  • Fair market rent rates
  • Renter responsibilities defined in the lease addendum
  • Having the ability to manage your investment
  • Free advertising on several sites
  • The ability to provide one of the most important factors in a families life: Stable housing

 

 

CMHA provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. If you need an accommodation, including auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact CMHA’s Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 216-348-5000 (voice) or 1-800-750-0750 (Ohio Relay Service). Este documento está disponible a petición para interpretación o traducción al Español de gratis.

 

 

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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

8120 Kinsman Road, Cleveland OH 44104

Phone: (216) 348-5000 | Fax: (216) 348-4925

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BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Robert E. Davis, Chairperson

Stephanie Y. Pope-Earley, Vice Chairperson

Joseph Black, Commissioner

Nadine D. Head, Commissioner

Barry A. Withers, Commissioner

Jeffery K. Patterson, Chief Executive Officer

Latweeta Smyers, HCVP Director