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Mission:  The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority is dedicated to meeting the housing needs of low-income families and individuals of Portage County by developing, managing and supporting decent, affordable housing in cooperation with community partners.

PMHA UPDATE ON COVID-19
Click the link above for information on PMHA's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs

Pursuant to the authority granted under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136), HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  These waivers provide administrative flexibilities and relief to public housing agencies (PHAs) in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. With respect to the Public Housing and HCV programs, use of these waivers is at the discretion of the PHA; however, HUD strongly encourages PHAs to utilize any and all waivers and alternative requirements as necessary to keep public housing and HCV programs operational to the extent practicable. The document that follows is a summary of the waivers, provided by HUD, and selected by the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority.  COVID-19 Waivers for the Public Housing and HCV Programs



HUD Guidance for Renters During COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided information and resources about paying rent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please click here to access this very important HUD guidance.


Free Learning Opportunities for Youth in Pre-K through 8th Grade

Free digital learning opportunities are available for children (Pre-K through 8th grade) residing in PMHA-assisted housing. To obtain information on how to get a free access code for ABCmouse, Adventure Academy, and/or ReadingIQ, please click on this link.


Summer Food Programs for Youth

Four (4) PMHA Public Housing sites will be hosting summer food programs for youth from June 2020 through August 2020. The food programs are offered in partnership with Community Action Council (CAC) of Portage County and LoveLight, Inc. Food will be distributed in a manner consistent with social distancing guidelines. Please click on the following site names to learn more about the summer food programs.

Athena Gardens (Kent)
Heritage Knolls (Kent)
Community Estates (Ravenna)
Renaissance Place (Ravenna)



HUD Strong Families - PIH Art Competition

If you are under the age of 25 and want to enter the first HUD Strong Families-PIH Art Competition, please view the following images and visit the competition website:
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https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pih_youth_art_competition?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 
Have fun and be creative! The deadline to participate is July 31, 2020.