Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waiting List Information

The waiting list for CMHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program is now closed.  You may apply for CMHA's Asset Management program or visit CMHA's additional resources page for more options.

How do I know if I am selected to the waiting list?
Those selected for the lottery in April 2011 were notified via mail by CMHA of their selection.  Status information can be provided by calling our customer service department 513-977-5800 during regular business hours.   Your position on the wait list will not be provided as it may change with each pull from the list.

If I am placed on the wait list through the lottery what do I do next?
You will receive a notice indicating that you were selected to be placed on the HCV 2011 wait list. Applicants are required to inform CMHA in writing of changes in address. Applicants are also required to respond to requests from CMHA to update information on their application. Failure to respond by the specified deadline will result in withdrawal of the application without further notice.

It is an applicant’s obligation, if selected by lottery to be on the wait list, to notify CMHA of all address changes in writing. All contact made with applicants is by mail, no mail is forwarded by the post office, if no address change is made and CMHA cannot locate the applicant, they will be withdrawn from the wait list.

Families will be notified in writing that they have reached the top of the waiting list. At this time, they will be asked to provide information on their income and family composition to verify their eligibility for the program.

How long do I have to wait for an eligibility appointment if I am selected to be placed on the waiting list?
There are several factors that influence how long a person may have to wait:

  1. Your placement on the waiting list. A placement number is assigned by a random-draw system and preferences.
  2. Funding availability. Each PHA receives a specific number of vouchers. No new vouchers are received from HUD; therefore, CMHA can only offer housing assistance when someone leaves the program.

The combination of these factors determines movement of the waiting list. Our best estimate for the wait time is one to five years.

What if I am not selected by lottery to be placed on the 2011 HCV wait list?
If you are not selected to be placed on CMHA's wait list, you may reapply when our wait list is open in the future.

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