Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority


Challenge Commitment
8.9Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity

Established in 1933, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is the first Public Housing Authority in America. Serving over 55,000 people, CMHA is one of the largest Housing Authorities in the country. The mission of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is to be a leader in providing safe quality affordable housing for individuals and families of Cuyahoga County. As a part of that mission, there is a natural focus on the financial and health benefits related to meeting the Better Buildings Challenge.

The full support of senior management and staff has been directed toward energy reduction initiatives and the Better Buildings Challenge. In order to meet the goals of the Better Buildings Challenge, CMHA will seek out and consider employing cost-effective energy efficiency technologies, coupled with a resident education program centered on ways to reduce energy consumption and water conservation.