Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority

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.
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By working in partnership with public and private sectors, PMHA provides families with housing choice and opportunities for self-sufficiency, employment and home ownership. 

The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority administers the Public Housing Program, which was created by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

PMHA is proud to be an honoree of the High Performer status awarded by HUD. This qualifies PMHA for additional funding allocations to make capital improvements. To receive this distinction, PMHA demonstrates exemplary performance in financial stewardship, management operations, facility management and capital funding. 

 

Hours of Operation

 Our office is open Monday through Thursday from 7am-6pm. The maintenance department is available Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. For assistance, please call (330) 297-1489.

 

Holiday Office Closing

In observance of the following holidays, the office will be closed as listed:

  • Third Monday in January – Martin Luther King Day
  • Third Monday in February – President’s Day
  • Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
  • July 4th – Independence Day
  • First Monday in September – Labor Day
  • Second Monday in October – Columbus Day
  • November 10th – Veterans Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
  • December 26th – Christmas Day

 

 

Mission Statement

Our mission statement reflects the importance of shelter in our society and the assistance many families need to meet this basic need.

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. 

 

 

December 17, 2024

Current Board Members

The PMHA was founded in 1968 by local business leadership to provide rental assistance to Ravenna residents. In 1977, the housing authority increased its service to all of Portage County and is now a political subdivision created by the state of Ohio. The PMHA is governed by a 5-member board of commissioners:

  • Thomas Sicuro, Board Chairman
  • Jean Meadows, Vice-Chairman
  • Scott Mikula
  • John Thomas
  • Michael Edwards

The PMHA Board meets on the last Tuesday of each month, with the exception of the November and December meetings, at 11:30 a.m. at the PMHA office building located at 2832 State Route 59, Ravenna, Ohio. For more information on how to participate in the meeting, please contact our office at (330) 297-1489.

The 2024 schedule of meetings follows:

January 30, 2024
February 27, 2024
March 26, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 28, 2024
June 25, 2024
July 30, 2024
August 27, 2024
September 24, 2024
October 29, 2024
November 19, 2024
December 17, 2024