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How to Become a Section 8 Landlord

Are you looking for an investment property and wondering how to become a landlord? Ensure regular rent payments and lower vacancy rates by working with the Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) to become a Section 8 Housing Landlord. Originating in the Housing...

PMHA Taking a Stand Against Child Abuse

PMHA Taking a Stand Against Child Abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. PMHA staff planted pinwheels in the agency's front lawn to raise awareness of child abuse and prevention. #ProtectPortageChildren    

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a vital initiative aimed at empowering families in the low-income voucher program to achieve economic independence and stability. Established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the FSS Program...

A Guide to Using Section 8 Vouchers

The Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) Program, more frequently known as the Section 8 Program, is a wonderful aid for low-income families who are seeking affordable housing. Obtaining a place to live has long been a problem for low-income families in the U.S., and the...

2024 KSU Spirit of Women in Business Conference

2024 KSU Spirit of Women in Business Conference

Eight PMHA team members recently participated in The 2024 Spirit of Women In Business (SWIB) Conference.  The SWIB Conference is an annual event hosted by the Kent State University Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship.  The conference brings...

Benefits of Becoming A Section 8 Landlord

Advantages of Becoming a Section 8 Landlord Have you ever questioned whether to become a Section 8 landlord or what are the advantages of signing a lease agreement with a Section 8 voucher holder? Becoming a Section 8 landlord is an experience that is beneficial for...

Ravenna Civics Interns

Ravenna Civics Interns

PMHA continues to partner with the William R. Day Civics Institute at Ravenna High School. This program is an honors government curriculum that provides students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of civic life through a rotation of internships with...

Ways Section 8 Can Help Provide Veteran Housing

Ways Section 8 Can Help Provide Veteran Housing

Considerations for Veterans Applying for Section 8  Every qualifying person who has served in a military branch may be eligible to participate in the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, better known as VASH, by being eligible for a Section 8 Voucher. However,...