PMHA News

Housing Programs

Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority operates many housing programs that can help you and your family secure stable, affordable housing. Operating a broad variety of programs maximizes PMHA’s funding to provide housing aid to as many of our low income community...

Chromebook Distribution

Attention Public Housing Residents: If you recently expressed interest to PMHA for a Chromebook we are pleased to inform you that the e to you a Chromebook and has attempted to contact you regarding the distribution of the device. Please note the following ways you...

Kent State University Upward Bound Program

If you are interested in attending college and you attend Ravenna, Windham, Lorain, Canton McKinley, or Barberton High School, Kent State offers a program that will provide you with a free pre-college experience beginning this summer. Click on the link below and fill...

Mental Health Webinar

Mental Health Webinar

Mental Health Webinar Presented by Bethany Latimer from Stepping Stone Community Services and Hosted by PMHA Join with the following link: https://global.metting.com/join/565274261 Date: May 12, 2021 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Please RSVP by calling (330)...

Proposed Amendment to PMHA’s 2021 MTW Plan

An amendment to the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (PMHA’s) 2021 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan is available for public review and comment from April 14, 2021 to and including May 14, 2021. A public hearing discussing the Annual Plan will be held virtually...

Landlord Educational Workshops

PMHA will be holding a series of educational workshops for Section 8 landlords, property owners and property managers. The sessions will provide valuable information on specific topics and will include guest speakers. The 2021 meeting schedule follows: 2021 SCHEDULE...

Community Action Council Home Relief Programs 2.0 and 3.0

CAC of Portage County is operating two (2) Home Relief Programs between 01/01/21 – 09/30/22 to provide a wide range of rental assistance, mortgage assistance, and assistance with various utility bills. Funds are federal and are provided thru the Governor’s Office and...

Section 8 Benefits for Landlords

Are you considering becoming a Section 8 landlord?  Then you’re probably wondering: how does Section 8 housing work for landlords? The Housing Choice Voucher, commonly known as "Section 8", is funded by the federal government through the Department of Housing and...

2021 MTW Annual Plan

Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority’s 2021 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan was approved by HUD on December 3, 2020, and it is available for viewing. Click HERE to access the PMHA MTW 2021 Annual Plan. Questions and comments should be directed to Carolyn Budd,...

Landlord & Tenant Portals

The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority launched a new web-based information center for our tenants and landlords in July, 2020. This new portal is designed to make the process easier and more efficient for our participants and landlords. With the portal, tenants...

Quarterly Landlord Meetings

PMHA holds quarterly meetings on topics aimed to keep property owners and managers up-to-date on the rules, regulations and policies governing the Section 8 program.  The 2021 meeting schedule follows.  Click on the link to access a printable meeting schedule. 2021...

Landlords Needed

The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority is seeking new landlords to participate in the Section 8 Voucher Program. Landlords who are interested in participating in the program should contact PMHA at (330) 297-1489.

2021 Board Meetings

Due to COVID-19, effective March 31, 2020 and until further notice, Board Meetings will be held via video conferencing (online meeting/teleconference)  at the regularly scheduled time. For more information on how to participate in the meeting, please contact our...

COVID-19 Update

PMHA Update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) January 25, 2021 The Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) cares about the health and wellness of our residents, staff, and partners. To ensure that we are taking the necessary precautions regarding the Coronavirus...