Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

Charles Hillman, President/CEO
880 East 11th Avenue
Columbus, OH
(614) 421-6000
(614) 421-4516

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 1049
Vouchers 13796
Total Units 14845

Latest News

2.19.20 Members Making News
From Builder Online: In the construction industry, community service and charitable giving comes in many forms. While some companies will choose to donate a percentage of their revenue to relevant housing-related causes, others may take an active role and build homes for those in need. Columbus,...
1.22.20 Members Making News
From 90.5 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...
1.22.20 Members Making News
From the Columbus Dispatch: An autonomous shuttle is expected to begin service in the Linden neighborhood this month in the first residential test of self-driving shuttles in the nation. The shuttles will run along a 2.8-mile route and connect to services like St. Stephen’s Community House. Self-...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From the Columbus Dispatch: I was pleased to read last Sunday’s Dispatch article “Housing authority acting like developer” about the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Having worked with a dozen or more public-housing authorities in Ohio and elsewhere in the past 45 years, I feel the need to...
1.9.20 Members Making News
From the Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority plans to spend $247 million in 2020 to acquire 500 units and acquire and rehabilitate, or just rehab, another 928. The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority continues to shed public housing units while acquiring others...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...
12.5.19 Members Making News
2020 is shaping up to be a big year for the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) – CMHA will invest $247 million in 2020 to acquire or renovate more than 1,400 units of affordable and workforce housing, and by the end of 2020, CMHA will have converted 100% of its public housing stock to...
10.10.19 Members Making News
From The Columbus Dispatch: The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority is negotiating with affordable housing developers and operators to acquire two complexes: Thornwood Commons, an 86-unit complex of townhouses and garden-style flats on the North Side near Interstate 71 and East 5th Avenue...
9.26.19 Members Making News
From The Columbus Dispatch: Developers are moving forward on the second phase of the River & Rich project in Franklinton: an office and apartment tower overlooking the Scioto River. The phase would include three portions: a 12-story tower with 180 apartments and 48,000 square feet of...
5.16.19 Press Release
Public Housing Authorities, Community Colleges, College Access Partners Collaborate to Eliminate Barriers to Postsecondary Success New Report and Recommendations from the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Highlight Innovative Cross-Sector Collaborations to Improve Postsecondary...

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