PMHA News

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...

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...

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...