Cincinnati Metro Housing Authority extends eviction moratorium until Oct. 31

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority CMHA
Posted at 11:37 PM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 10:39:05-04

The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority announced Thursday night it will extend its moratorium on eviction to Oct. 31 "in an effort to provide housing stability for local families."

CMHA’s Board of Commissioners agreed to extend the moratorium past the HUD deadline of July 25 until Sept. 1, according to a news release.

"Keeping families in our community housed is the number one job," said CMHA CEO Gregory Johnson. "Working together to help families get through the challenges of this pandemic is another bold move that CMHA is taking to preserve housing in the community.”

CMHA has also extended the expiration date for voucher holders. Typically, families seeking affordable housing in the private market get 90 days to find a home, but the extension allows people who received a housing choice voucher, formerly known as Section 8, between January and August to have until Oct. 31 to find housing.

CMHA has launched incentive programs for property owners who lease with the HCV Program between now and Nov. 30.

Learn more about the program and the moratorium on evictions here.