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Welcome to the Mover Session

Rent A Truck Company

Housing Choice Voucher Program


CMHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.

If you need an accommodation, including auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Customer Service at:

216-431-1471 (voice) or

1-800-750-0750 (Ohio Relay Service)


Please complete the background record release form
Please Complete the background Record Release Form accommodations to persons with disabilities.

  • Must be completed by everyone in your family 18 and older

  • Turn in the forms to receive your voucher and moving papers


Do you have changes to report
Do you have Changes to report? accommodations to persons with disabilities.

CMHA requires that you report any changes within 30 days.

  • Includes adding or removing family members.

  • CMHA currently only allows addition to family because of birth, adoption, marriage or court -awarded custody.

  • Increase or decrease in income

  • Keep a copy for your records


Looking accommodations to persons with disabilities.

for a

Unit


Looking for a good unit
Looking for a accommodations to persons with disabilities.GOOD Unit


A good unit should
A GOOD Unit should… accommodations to persons with disabilities.

  • Be in a low crime area www.clevelandoh.areaconnect.com

  • Should offer amenities and community resources

  • Offer employment opportunities

  • Have a good neighborhood appearance


Deteriorated paint
Deteriorated Paint accommodations to persons with disabilities.

  • The unit must be free from:

  • Chipping

  • Peeling

  • Cracking

  • Any deteriorated paint is unacceptable!

  • All Painted surfaces must be intact.

  • Disturbed painted surfaces will FAIL the inspection


  • Protect Your Family from Lead accommodations to persons with disabilities.

  • Free Brochure

  • Included in your moving packet

  • Covers:

    • Protecting your family

    • Harmful effects of lead

    • Reducing lead hazards

    • Contact numbers for more information


Excellent schools
Excellent Schools accommodations to persons with disabilities.

www.ode.oh.gov

  • West: Bay Village, Lakewood, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Olmsted Falls, Rocky River, Strongsville, and Westlake

  • East: Beachwood, Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Heights, Independence, Mayfield, Orange, and Solon


Available unit list
Available Unit List accommodations to persons with disabilities.

www.housingcleveland.org


MOU accommodations to persons with disabilities.

Memorandum of

Understanding


CMHA and 18 Suburbs have teamed up to make the Housing Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Bedford

Bedford Heights

Brooklyn

Brook Park

Cleveland Heights

Cuyahoga Heights

East Cleveland

Euclid

Fairview Park

Garfield Heights

Lakewood

Lyndhurst

Maple Heights

Parma

Shaker Heights

South Euclid

University Heights

Warrensville Heights


Memorandum of understanding
Memorandum of Understanding Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

CMHA

  • will inform each city which units will be subsidized

  • will require that landlords fix all city violations

    The City

  • will inform CMHA of code violations, police calls, criminal activity and nuisance complaints


Inspecting Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

The

Unit


A good unit should1
A Good Unit Should… Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Pass the inspection the first time!


Inspections checklist

Located in your movers papers Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Also available at www.cmha.net

Check the items on the list for each unit you visit.

Make sure the unit will pass the inspection

Inspections Checklist


Inspections checklist1
Inspections Checklist Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Must correct any city violations

  • Utilities must be turned on at the time of the inspection

  • Unit must be vacant

  • Owner must has Occupancy Permit or Rental Registration


Your Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Moving

Papers


Your voucher is good for 120 days
Your Voucher is good for 120 days… Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Must pass the background check

  • Must be current on annual requirements

  • Must not be proposed for termination


Did you receive the orange card
Did you Receive the Orange Card? Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Your contract was cancelled for Landlord default:

You must be under contract within 120 days from date your unit was cancelled.

If not, you will be withdrawn


Your rfta packet

Review with owner/agent Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Complete Everything

(except the lease)

You are the:

Family

Participant

Lessee

The landlord is the:

Owner

Agent

Lessor

Your RFTA Packet


Look for a unit with the correct number of bedrooms
Look for a unit with the correct number of bedrooms Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • One bedroom for Head of Household and spouse, if any

  • One bedroom for each two additional family members (regardless of age)

  • Children under the age of 4 will share a room


Meeting Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

The

Owner


Meeting with the landlord
Meeting with the Landlord Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Be Professional

  • You cannot rent from a direct relative

  • Avoid a landlord that suggests fraud


Meeting with the landlord1
Meeting with the Landlord Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Ask for the Security deposit policy in writing

  • There is no such thing as “Section 8 Approved”


Meeting with the landlord2
Meeting with the Landlord Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Ask the landlord if he/she plans to sell the unit or if it is in foreclosure

  • Make sure the unit will pass inspection


Research Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

The

Owner


Who owns this unit
Who Owns this Unit? Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Check to see who actually owns the property

    • http://auditor.cuyahogacounty.us/


Background check the owner
Background Check the Owner Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Check the owners criminal background

    • http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/

    • You can check Civil and Criminal cases


Housing Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Discrimination


Housing discrimination
Housing Discrimination Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • When looking for a unit it is ILLEGAL for anyone to deny you housing based on:

    • Race

    • Color

    • National Origin

    • Sex

    • Familial Status

    • Disability


What can i do
What Can I do? Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Housing Discrimination Hotline

    • 1-800-669-9777

  • Contact the Fair Housing Board in the Community

  • File a complaint with the HUD Midwest Office


Turning Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

In Your

Paperwork


Fill out paperwork with your new landlord
Fill out paperwork with your New Landlord Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Return the paperwork to Door B.

  • Don’t forget the 30 day Notice


Must be turned in with your new paperwork. Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Wait until you find the new unit before giving notice

  • Not Required for:

    • Fire

    • Foreclosed unit

    • Landlord Default

Minimum of

30 Days Notice


Here s what happens next
Here’s what happens next Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • The landlord will receive a “pre-rent determination” while you wait.

  • If the landlord accepts the offer an Inspection is scheduled within 14 days.

  • Paperwork cannot be dropped off.


The results are in
The results are in.. Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • The results are sent to the Contracting Department

  • If the inspection Passes, the landlord is contacted with the final rent offer

  • When landlord signs the approved lease and the contract and you can move into the unit


You have the keys
You have the Keys Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • You MUST:

    • Move in within 5 days or

    • Notify CMHA in 14 days

  • Failure to do so:

    • May result in Termination


Moving in
Moving in… Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Be packed and ready to move

  • Don’t move in until the unit is under contract

  • Once the new contract is effective, move quickly so you can be out of your old unit before the end of the rental period.


Security Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Deposit


Your Security Deposit Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Ohio law doesn’t limit the amount of deposits, but if the deposit is more than one month’s rent, the landlord must calculate interest on the overage and pay it to you when the deposit is returned.

  • It is common in this area for deposits to be equal to one months rent.

  • Make sure you get the security deposit policy in writing.


How to get it back
How to get it back Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

When you move out, your landlord must:

1. Itemize any amount withheld from the deposit.

2. Return the deposit within 30 days of move-out.


How to get it back1
How to get it back Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

To get your deposit back, you must:

1. Remove all of your possessions.

2. Leave the unit in clean and free of damages

3. Return the keys

4. Give the landlord your forwarding address.

5.Take pictures when you move in and out.


Know your rental rights
Know your Rental Rights Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

I don’t know what to do about the problem I am having at my house.

Call the Cleveland Tenants Organization

Call

216-432-0609

http://www.clevelandtenants.org/


Your Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Family Obligations


Your family obligations
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • The family Must supply any requested information to CMHA or HUD

  • The family must provide and disclose Social Security Numbers for ALL family members

  • Any information supplied by the family must be true and complete


Your family obligations1
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Your are responsible for any Family caused Inspection violations

  • You must allow the PHA to inspect your unit at reasonable times after reasonable notice.

  • You must not seriously or repeatedly violate your lease


Your family obligations2
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • You must notify the owner and the PHA that you plan to terminate your lease BEFORE you move from the unit

  • The family MUST promptly provide the PHA any eviction notices.

  • The unit must be used by the family and be the family’s only place of residence.


Your family obligations3
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Family composition must be approved by the PHA. No one is to reside in the unit without approval from the PHA.

  • The family MUST promptly notify the PHA if a family member leaves the unit.

  • Family members may have a legal home business as long as it does not keep the home from being a residence.


Your family obligations4
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • The family must not sublease the unit

  • The family must not assign the lease or transfer the unit

  • The family must not own or have any interest in the unit.


Your family obligations5
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • The family must promptly notify the PHA of family absence from the unit.

  • Family members must not commit

    • Fraud

    • Bribery or

    • Any other corrupt act


Your family obligations6
Your Family Obligations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Family members may not commit criminal activity including:

    • Drug related activity or

    • Violent criminal activity

  • Family members must not receive any other Housing Assistance while assisted with the voucher.


Rent Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Calculation


How your rent is determined
How Your Rent is Determined Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • You and your landlord agree to the proposed rent.

  • CMHA will agree to this amount if:

    • The rent is reasonable compared to the rent for similar unassisted housing in the same neighborhood.

    • The rent amount will not cause the family portion to be more than 40% of your adjusted family income.


How your rent is determined1
How Your Rent is Determined Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Your portion of the rent will be

    30-40% of your monthly income.

    4. The payment standard is the maximum amount CMHA can pay towards subsidy of rent and utilities


Affordability Calculator Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.


Affordability calculator
Affordability Calculator Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.


Enter Your information Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Select your Bedroom size

  • Select the unit bedroom size

  • Indicate the utilities to be paid and who is responsible

  • Click Calculate


Only pay your cmha approved portion
Only Pay your CMHA Approved Portion Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

DO NOT

“Pay the Difference”


Your Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

New

Home


Your new home
Your New Home Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • KEEP IT CLEAN!

  • Be Considerate of Your Neighbors

  • Follow the conditions of the lease

  • Keep a professional relationship with the landlord

For

Rent


Update your phone number
Update Your Phone Number Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

We need your number to contact you:

  • Inspections

  • Appointments

  • Emergencies

Contact Customer Service at:

216-431-1471

to update your phone number


Annual Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Requirements


Annual inspections
Annual Inspections Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • An adult must be present

    • 18 or older

  • You must complete the inspection even if you are moving.

  • 2 missed inspections may result in termination.


Emergency inspections
Emergency Inspections Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Call CMHA for emergencies

    • No water

    • No gas

    • No heat (Oct-April)

    • No electricity

    • Sewer back-up

    • 216-431-1471


Special inspections
Special Inspections Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Call owner for other problems :

    • Repairs

    • Pests

    • Etc

  • Put requests for repairs in writing

    • Give Owner 30 days to repair

    • After 30 days inform CMHA


Annual re examinations
Annual Re-examinations Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • All adults must be present

    • With ID and Income information

  • You must call if you cannot attend BEFORE the appointment time.

  • Failure to attend may result in termination of assistance

  • Call 216-431-1471 if you do not receive your appointment letter


Special Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Programs


Family self sufficiency

5 year contract Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Help save money for Homeownership

Help achieve goals to become self-sufficient

Increase income=Increased savings

Call 216-426-2731 for an appointment

Family Self-Sufficiency


Homeownership
Homeownership Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

  • Must meet the following Qualifications:

  • One year on HCVP

  • Minimum income of $15,000

  • Minimum $3,000 for down payment

  • Minimum Credit Score of 560

  • Ask for your application at the front windows


Check out Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

These

Websites:


Available Units Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

www.housingcleveland.org


Criminal Background Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/


Property Owner Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

http://auditor.cuyahogacounty.us/


Excellent Schools Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

www.ode.oh.gov


Tenant Rights Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

www.clevelandtenants.org


Crime Statistics Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

www.clevelandoh.areaconnect.com


Thank You Choice Voucher experience uplifting for our participants and our communities.

Rent A Truck Company


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