You will also want to connect with JFS for any services they can provide.
There are a couple of options to consider when it comes to looking for housing. The two major types of government-funded housing are subsidized housing and Section 8 housing. For subsidized housing, all you need to do is apply at the apartment complex or property management office. For Section 8, you must apply for a voucher at the Housing Authority (HA). After you are granted a voucher, you can then go to any apartment complex that accepts vouchers and apply for residency there. It should be noted that the waiting list to receive a voucher can be long – often up to a year. Many times it is advised to apply to more than one HA. Each HA will have an up-to-date list of all Section 8 buildings that you can apply to.
To Apply for Section 8:
- Names of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and relationship to the family head;
- Your present address and telephone number;
- Family characteristics (e.g., veteran) or circumstances (e.g., living in substandard housing) that might qualify the family for tenant selection preferences;
- Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family’s suitability as a tenant;
- An estimate of your family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;
- The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the HA would need to verify your income and deductions, and to verify the family composition.
List of Section 8 Apartments
101 Promontory Dr
Covington, KY 41072
3710 President Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45225
Brookstone owns several Section 8 and subsidized buildings. Applications are accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-4pm at their office at 1321 Vine Street, Cincinnati and on Wednesdays from 9am- 12pm at 652 State Ave Cincinnati, OH 45204
4851 Paddock Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Owns many Section 8 buildings. Can come in and apply anytime M-F from 8am- 6pm.
List of Subsidized Apartments
Alms Hill Apartments
2525 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45206
Accepts applications Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm.
Centennial Estates Cooperation
9801 Mangham Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Must make appointment to apply. Application can be sent in mail to applicant or can be picked up.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing
1635 Western Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45214
Application is online. Can be dropped off M-F from 8am-4:30pm. They will then be put on a waiting list for public housing.
Call office and they will mail an application out.
Hidden Meadow Townhomes
2333 Hidden Meadow Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45231
619 Central Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Documents to bring when applying for an apartment:
- Picture IDs for everyone in the house that is of age to have one
- Birth certificates for all household members
- Social security cards or proof of legal US residency for all household members
- Proof of household income (paycheck stubs, SS/SSI verification letter)
- Police background checks for all household members (most landlords will run a background check on residents during the application process; just be aware you will have to sign a release form and pay a fee)
- Current landlord information
- Proof of all household assets (bank statements, real estate deeds, etc.)
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati
Garden Street Transitional Home
Mt. Airy Shelter
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
St. Francis-St, Joseph Catholic Worker House
Bethany House Homeless Shelter For Women and Children
Greater Cincinnati Interfaith Hospitality Network
Mercy-Franciscan at St. John’s Temporary Housing Program
Mercy-Franciscan at St. Raphael’s Temporary Housing
Salvation Army Family Service Bureau
Second Mile Ministry
Catholic Social Services
Memorial Community Center
Public Utilities Commission (PUCO)
St. Michael Outreach
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
Ohio Developmental Services Agency
Ohio Lifeline Telephone Discounts