Columbus MHA

880 East 11th Ave, Columbus, OH, 43211

Delaware County

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About Columbus MHA

CMHA had its origin as a result of the stock market crash of 1929 and the subsequent depression. It was a time of chronic unemployment throughout the nation and a time when millions of Americans were hungry and homeless.

In 1934, the Ohio Legislature passed the Ohio Housing Law, which established the Ohio State Board of Housing, which, in turn formed CMHA. However, it was not until 1937, when President Roosevelt signed into law the Federal Housing Act, that funds were made available for CMHA to begin construction of public housing. CMHA operates with federal funds received from the provisions of our Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The first project constructed in Columbus was Poindexter Village, a community built to house over 400 families. It was a modest beginning, but CMHA has grown in the years since. Today CMHA owns over 2,200 units throughout Franklin County. We house families, elderly and handicapped. An additional 13,500 plus private sector apartments are available through the Section 8 subsidized housing programs.

The purpose of CMHA is not only to provide housing, but to also build a healthy community environment in which our residents can live with safety, comfort and dignity.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve the community by helping people access affordable housing; By working with our collaborative partners, we develop, renovate and maintain housing, promote neighborhood revitalization; and assist residents in accessing needed social services.

Program Summary for Columbus MHA

Columbus MHA is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Columbus MHA manages several funded programs and has a total of 2,328 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Columbus MHA administered a total of 13,445 Section 8 Vouchers. Columbus MHA currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Columbus MHA is located at 880 East 11th Ave, Columbus, OH, 43211 and serves the city of Columbus. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Columbus MHA at, (614)421-6000 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Columbus MHA compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 44
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 13,445
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 2,328
Waiting list for the Columbus MHA is currently Open

2020 Income Limits for Franklin County, OH

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Franklin County, OH:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $29,500
  • $33,700
  • $37,900
  • $42,100
  • $45,500
  • $48,850
  • $52,250
  • $55,600
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $17,700
  • $20,200
  • $22,750
  • $26,200
  • $30,680
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $47,150
  • $53,900
  • $60,650
  • $67,350
  • $72,750
  • $78,150
  • $83,550
  • $88,950

2017 Fair Market Rents for Franklin County, OH

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Franklin County, OH:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$580 $687 $886 $1135 $1328

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority Delaware Metropolitan Housing Authority Delaware OH N/A N/A Open 21.37 Miles Contact
London MHA London MHA London OH 367 N/A Open 25.63 Miles Contact
Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority Circleville OH 650 108 Open 27.03 Miles Contact
Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Fairfield Metropolitan Housing Authority (FMHA) Lancaster OH N/A N/A Open 27.77 Miles Contact
Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority  (LMHA) Licking Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) Newark OH 1,030 100 Open 30.7 Miles Contact
Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority (KMHA) Knox Metropolitan Housing Authority (KMHA) Mt. Vernon OH 674 N/A Open 38.01 Miles Contact

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Columbus MHA Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Franklin County Quick Facts

Population: 1,231,393
Persons Per Household: 2.47
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 35.7%
Homeownership Rate: 55.1%
Housing Units: 535,094
Yearly Income Per Person: $28,283
Median Household Income: $50,877