From the Cuhyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's press release:
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has been selected to participate in HUD’s new Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Mobility Demonstration.
HUD’s objective for this Demonstration is for Public Housing Authorities to provide families with children better access to low-poverty neighborhoods with high-performing schools and other strong community resources. Participating regions represent diverse housing markets, population sizes, local laws regarding source-of-income nondiscrimination, and experiences implementing housing mobility programs.
“The Mobility Demonstration will provide families selected for this program with the support and services needed to overcome various barriers that may hinder their ability to secure housing,” said CMHA CEO Jeffery K. Patterson. “CMHA is proud to be part of this Demonstration program and to collaborate with Mobility Works and the members of the Fair Housing Working Group. We are hopeful that this program will lead to a wider range of housing opportunities.”
“We have been so impressed with the staff and leadership at CMHA,” said Philip Tegeler, a member of the Mobility Works technical assistance collaborative, “and it was a great decision to partner with the Fair Housing Center on this grant. We are expecting to see some great results for families with vouchers over the next few years.”
CMHA was awarded funding for voucher assistance and mobility related services valued at nearly $5,000,000. CMHA will collaborate with the Fair Housing Center for Rights & Research (FHC) to provide mobility counseling and other related services to eligible families with children. The services provided by FHC will ensure that participating families are supported before, during, and after their moves to opportunity areas.