HUD housing Cincinnati Public Housing Now Smoke-Free By Ann Thompson • Dec 20, 2016 CMHA Listen Listening... / 0:55 Residents of Cincinnati public housing may no longer smoke in their units or in common areas, as mandated by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), months ahead of the same order from the federal government. Cincy council delays vote on opposing Section 8 sale in Avondale By Jay Hanselman • Feb 26, 2013 Jay Hanselman Cincinnati officials and Avondale residents will likely have a chance to meet next week with the firm that wants to buy nearly 750 units of HUD-supported Section 8 housing in the neighborhood. City Council was scheduled to vote Tuesday on a resolution opposing the sale. But the item was held because of the planned meeting. Kathy Schwab is with the Greater Cincinnati Local Initiatives Support Corporation.