PMHA News

2022 Board Meetings

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...

Subsidy Process for Section 8 Housing Assistance

Understand More About the Process for Obtaining Section 8 Housing Assistance The Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8, is Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (PMHA) largest housing assistance program. The Voucher program is funded by the...

Flashers Fighting Hunger

Flashers Fighting Hunger

Flashes Fighting Hunger at Kent State University is a student-powered and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to reducing food waste and promoting food security. Utilizing recovered food, shared kitchen space in Tri-Towers, and volunteers who want to make a...

PMHA Collaborates with Local Partners

Community Partners Help PMHA Fulfill its Mission in Portage County PMHA AND ITS PARTNERS STRENGTHEN PORTAGE COUNTY They say it takes a village. That’s why PMHA collaborates with local Portage County agencies and community partners to fulfill the needs of our residents...

HUD & PMHA Work Hand in Hand

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) are organizations committed to ensuring all Americans have a decent home and a suitable living environment. What Is HUD? HUD is a federal agency...

All You Need to Know About the Moving to Work Program

At Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority, we strive to provide affordable housing for families and individuals alike. Part of our initiative to do so comes through the Moving to Work program, which allows us the opportunity to design and test innovative,...

The Value of Housing in the Community

Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority’s primary purpose is to maintain quality affordable housing for our community members.  Through our programs and services, we also provide outreach to connect people with that housing, foster a sense of belonging within our...

Featured Housing Updates

Being a Public Housing community member has more perks beyond affordable costs of living and community housing repairs. In addition to providing affordable housing, PMHA also offers programs that increase quality of life, safety, and access to resources.  ChromeBook...

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) subsidy program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. EBB provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband...