Am I eligible for CHN housing?
You may qualify for housing through CHN if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You are currently homeless
- You receive case management services through an Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) Network mental health service provider
- You have a disability
- You meet Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's (CMHA) Housing Choice Voucher requirements
How do I apply for housing?
Currently, there are two primary routes to obtain housing with Community Housing Network. We receive referrals from the Community Shelter Board for people who are in a homeless shelter or living on the streets. If you enter a homeless shelter, you may be assigned a Rapid Rehousing case manager to assist you with applying for housing through the Community Shelter Board.
The other route is by way of referral from a case manager with a Franklin County ADAMH-funded community mental health center. The list of eligible providers is available here: ADAMH Network Providers.
Occasionally, we have waitlists open that do not require a case manager to apply. Please call our office at (614) 487-6700 to inquire about open waitlists. Waitlist applications are filled on a first-come-first-served basis
Once I apply, how long will it be before I am housed?
Realistically, it may be 1-3 years or longer. The wait depends on move-outs and the number of applications already on file.
How do I apply for a Housing Choice Voucher (formerly known as Section 8)?
You can apply for a voucher ONLY at Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.
I am homeless and need a place to stay what do I do.
Unfortunately, we do not have immediate or emergency housing available.
For assistance finding shelter in Franklin County call (614) 274-7000.
*For additional resources that may be helpful, please visit our Community Resources page.