CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
CMHA continues to serve our residents, landlords, and partners during this unprecedented time. Of course, we have had to be creative in serving our valued residents and landlords by different means. While coronavirus-related precautions don’t allow us to meet face-to-face, our staff is working diligently to ensure all residents continue to be housed, landlords paid, and partners in the know. Below you will find the latest information pertaining to you and our current situation. We’ve tried to answer all your potential questions. If we’ve missed anything, don’t hesitate to contact our Service Center at 614-421-6000. Thank You!
Information for our Valued Residents
We may have temporarily closed the doors to our office, but we will continue to be available to serve. Our primary goal is to keep those we serve housed during this unprecedented time. We realize you have questions and concerns that need to be addressed. Please click here for Frequently Asked Questions or to get more information on changes to our processes. If you need more clarification after reading, please call the CMHA Service Center at 614-421-6000 between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM. CMHA is committed to our residents and keeping them housed during this crisis.
Landlord Information Notice
Our goal as an agency is to keep everyone in the communities we serve housed during this unprecedented time. During this period, please be assured that all active HAP payments to be paid on CMHA’s behalf will continue to be made. We realize that there are questions/concerns that may need to be addressed during this period. Please click here to review information on how we will be proceeding to continue housing and house clients that need housing. For additional information or clarification email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the CMHA Service Center at 614-421-6000.
HQS Inspection Self-certification Form
For completing self-certified inspections during this time please click here to download the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection Self-certification form. Landlords are encouraged to use the Inspection Checklist for completing inspections which can be found by clicking here. CMHA will schedule follow-up inspections once we return to normal business.
Important Coronavirus Message (03-13-2020)
To Our Residents and Guests
In an effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, CMHA's doors are closed temporarily, but we are still available to serve you. Please call (614) 421-6000 to speak with Client Services for assistance.
We are sorry that we cannot assist you in person, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We also encourage you to use our online resources at www.cmhanet.com.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATES
The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is committed to the welfare of the families we serve. While new details continue to emerge regarding the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, it is important that we stay informed and take necessary steps to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities healthy and safe. Click here for a link to the Coronavirus fact sheet.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends taking the following precautions:
The Ohio Department of Health has opened a call center to answer questions regarding Coronavirus and update you about the risk in Ohio. Licensed nurses and infectious disease experts are available to answer your questions from 9AM-8PM and can be reached at 1-833-427-5634. You can also get the latest updates and information by visiting the CDC's information page for the Coronavirus at www.cdc.gov/COVID19.
CMHA will continue to monitor CDC and Public Health Department recommendations for the safety of our families and the community.
Charles D. Hillman
President & CEO
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority Plans a Big Year of Acquisitions by Jared Brey for Next City
Affordable housing is rare enough in Columbus, Ohio, that an estimated 54,000 families in Franklin County pay more than half of their income on rent according to the Affordable Housing Alliance of Central Ohio. And as city and county officials try to find funding and policy solutions to address the shortage, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is gearing up to expand its own housing portfolio while continuing to shift its focus to mixed-income housing and away from traditional public housing projects.
HUD Awards More Funding and New Designation to CMHA by Mike Foley of WCBE
U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to help families attain self-sufficiency.
(Photo by Mike Foley)
CMHA Plans to Spend $247M on New and Updated Housing in 2020 by Tristan Navera of Columbus Business First
Riding Central Ohio's development boom, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority says 2020 could be its most active year yet.
The public housing agency has been gradually increasing the size of its portfolio and renovating and updating existing properties. In 2020, it plans to invest $247 Million to acquire or renovate more than 1,400 units of housing, including workforce and affordable units.