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

If you are a person with disability, please contact the office at: (440) 286-7413 Ext 100.

GMHA is accepting applications through our Applicant Portal.

Through this Applicant Portal, those seeking housing will be able to view and edit their application information, apply to a waiting list online, contact the Housing Authority via direct messaging, view and update their contact/notification preferences, and submit and receive documents to and from the Housing Authority through the Secure Document Exchange.

To register and begin using the Applicant Portal, go to: or open a web browser on any internet-connected device and go to our website: From there, you will click on the "Programs" tab, then select "How to Apply", and then click on the hyperlink Online Applicant Portal. Once on the Log In page, you will click 'Register as a new user.' Please Note: this registration code is good for 60 days; after that it will be necessary to contact the Housing Authority for a new registration code.

Once you have logged in and created an account, you will have access to the options mentioned above. You may also use the following link: to update or change your application on file.

GMHA will ONLY contact the applicant by the requested preference for the annual purge update and when they are at the top of the wait list they have selected. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Skylar Thorsen, Administrative Assistant at ext. 100 and, or Kristine Sheets, Assistant Housing Manager at ext. 107 and

GMHA has two separate programs: Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8). Each has its own waiting list and Program Manager. At the time of application, an applicant may pick the preferred waiting list they are interested in.

A copy of photo ID and social security card must be provided with the application and attached to the application. GMHA is accepting applications via the Online Applicant Portal for those interested in housing.

HUD 9886-A Authorization for Release of Information and Privacy Act Notice
HUD 52675 Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations
HUD 5380 Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act
HUD 92006 Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing: Additional Contact or Organization Release
HUD 5382 Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking, Trafficking, and Alternate Documentation
Fair Credit Reporting Act
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 5/1/2024)

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 via the Applicant Portal or by using and submitting the Applicant Update Form. Applicant Update Form