About AHSC

Administer all Section 8, multifamily housing within the State of Ohio fairly, accurately and completely; and in a manner that fosters continued partnership with property owners/agents and acknowledges AHSC's commitment to the attainment of HUD's programmatic objectives for the performance-based initiative.

September 1, 2000

Demonstrate that the multifamily program, when implemented in a true partnership among owners, HUD and the contract administrator, is a valuable and viable housing product.

Quality is everyone's job. The better job each of us does the better we all do.

History and Partners
On April 4, 2000 the US Department of HUD announced its award for Contract Administration for the project based, Section 8 program within the State of Ohio to the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.

The award is part of a landmark management reform plan called HUD 2020, under which HUD outsourced its contract administration responsibilities to qualified public housing agencies that can achieve the programmatic objectives of:

  • Calculating and paying Section 8 rental subsidies correctly.
  • Administering project-based Section 8 HAP Contracts consistently.
  • Enforcing owner obligations to provide decent housing for eligible families.

Under the terms of the award, the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority entered into a partnership agreement with CGI to establish and manage the performance-based contract administration initiative; and, in turn, CGI entered into subcontract agreements with nine housing authorities to perform local management review and follow-up activities.

AHSC assumed contract administration duties on September 1, 2000.  The State of Ohio award is the third largest in the United States serving over 970 properties and 70,000 families.