Portage Metropolitan Housing AuthorityThe 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. Wait List
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
Covid statement (only seeing clients by appointment)
The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) is committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to assist our residents, we will be offering care packages to all of our housing programs participants in the Section 8 and Public Housing programs. The care packages contain hand sanitizer and a cloth facemask for each household member.
The distribution of these care packages will take place at the PMHA Office for all participants in the Section 8 program, as well as for Public Housing scattered site residents. For each Public Housing site and for Portage Landings residents, the distribution will take place at our properties listed at these places and dates.
For PMHA’s response to the COVIDS-19 epidemic, see this update.
Due to COVID-19, although our office is open, we are seeing clients with appointments only. Please contact our office for further assistance. We are open Monday through Thursday from 7am-5pm. 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:
- January 1st – New Year’s Day
- 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 11th – Veterans Day
- Fourth Thursday in November – Thanksgiving Day
- December 25th – Christmas Day
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.
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