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:


8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed from Noon-1 p.m.)
Fridays & Federal Holidays

GMHA is accepting applications through the mail. To apply by mail, please download the Application Form, print it & fill it out in its entirety. Please mail completed forms to the office at;

Geauga MHA
385 Center Street - Office
Chardon, OH 44024

Or email the completed forms to

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.

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.

Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act
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 5/1/2023)

Persons Extremely Low Income Section 8 Very Low Income Public Housing Low Income
1 20,450 34,050 54,450
2 23,350 38,900 62,200
3 26,250 43,750 70,000
4 31,200 48,600 77,750
5 36,580 52,500 84,000
6 41,960 56,400 90,200
7 47,340 60,300 96,450
8 52,720 64,200 102,650

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