GMHA is currently accepting applications for Public Housing. The waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and the Mainstream HCV program will be opening 10/13/2020 and will remain open until further notice.

How to Apply

Program Manager:

GMHA accepts in person applications for the public housing waiting lists the following times:

Mondays – Thursdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
Fridays 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
*The office closes from noon to one for lunch

In person applications should be completed in our office and only during the above specified time periods. GMHA is also accepting applications through the mail. To apply by mail, please download the Application Form, print it, fill it out and mail it into GMHA. Photocopies of social security cards for each individual and of a photo I.D. for each adult on the application MUST be sent with the application.

If you are applying in person, please provide a photo I.D. and social security card at the time you apply. If you are elderly, handicapped, disabled, or have difficulty with transportation, you may have a representative fill out the application for you. The representative should bring information regarding your Social Security Number, income, assets, banking, landlord name, and current living expenses.

GMHA has two separate programs: Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Each has its own waiting list and Program Manager. At the time of application, an applicant must indicate which program he/she is interested in.

A copy of photo I.D. and social security card must be provided with the application. Any questions may be directed to (440) 286-7413, Ext. 100.

Fair Credit Reporting Act
Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice
Mainstream Program Referral Form


In accordance with 24CFR 982.209(b), GMHA uses the following local preferences:

Victim of domestic violence
Veteran or widow of veteran
Upward Mobility
For the purpose of Mainstream vouchers, at least one member of the household must be disabled and between the ages of 18 and 61
Additional preference points available are transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings, homeless or at risk of homelessness
Date and time of application ranks applicants within the same number of preference points.

In order to be eligible for our programs, there are income limits that cannot be exceeded, depending on your family size. (Income limits are subject to change annually).

Income Limits (effective 4/24/2019)

Persons Extremely Low Income Section 8 Very Low Income Public Housing Low Income
1 15,500 25,800 41,300
2 17,700 29,500 47,200
3 21,330 33,200 53,100
4 25,750 36,850 58,950
5 30,170 39,800 63,700
6 34,590 42,750 68,400
7 39,010 45,700 73,100
8 43,430 48,650 77,850

Please note: Applicants are responsible for informing our office in writing of any changes pertaining to their file, (i.e., change of address, family composition, annual income, etc). Applicant Update Form