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March 2011

What’s New · Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Library is partnering with the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority to offer easy access to the CMHA’s online pre-application for the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list.

Pre-Application Details

  • Pre-applications can be only be submitted online from 12:01 a.m. Monday April, 4 through 11:59 p.m. Friday April 8. If you don't have Internet access, check the CMHA website for a complete list of agencies with computers that can be used to submit a pre-application.
  • CMHA will award wait list slots through a lottery system.
  • Have a pen and paper handy to write down your confirmation number
  • Only one application per person will be accepted

What You Need

Please be prepared to provide the following when you apply:

  • Annual Household income, including:
    • Pre-tax gross employment wages
    • All Social Security, SSI, OWF/TANF/Welfare benefits - including minor children
    • All cash received on a regular basis from family, friends or others considered to be regular contributions
    • All amounts received for child support
    • Net income received from self employment
    • All monies received from any pension plan
    • All monies received from assets, (ie rental income, interest from a Certificate of Deposit (CD), Annuity, savings account, Investment Retirement Account (IRA), etc.
  • Birthdates and Social Security Numbers of everyone living in the household
  • Current Mailing Address and Emergency Contact Address
  • Identify a qualifying preference
    • Elderly (head, spouse or co-head of household is age 62 or over)
    • Disabled (head, spouse or co-head is disabled)
    • Center for Independent Living Options (CILO) referral
    • Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) referral
  • Asset Information
    • Checking accounts
    • Savings accounts
    • Real estate owned

Where to Apply

  • Online via the CMHA website
  • Any computer with Internet access, including all computers for public use at all Library locations.
  • Selected library agencies have computers reserved for Housing Choice Voucher pre-applications. Please refer to the CMHA website for the list of dates, times, and library locations.


Volunteers will be on-hand at the library agencies that have computers reserved for Housing Choice Voucher pre-applications. A detailed list of FAQs is available on the CMHA website.