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PMHA Giving Tree

PMHA Giving Tree

The PMHA Giving Tree assists our housing program participants during the cold winter months by providing free hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to those in need. This is made possible thanks to the generosity of various donors. If you and your household members are in...

Why Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors in Public Housing Are Critical

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 430 people die from accidental carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning each year in the U.S. Plus, another 50,000 Americans end up in the hospital each year due to accidental CO poisoning. With cooler...

Section 3 Information

A Guide to Section 3 Housing and Businesses The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 includes a provision known as Section 3. It specifies that financial assistance will be granted for housing or community development to provide economic opportunities to...

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to Host Virtual “House Party”

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to Host Virtual “House Party”

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge to Host Virtual ‘House Party – Let’s Talk About the House’ to Support Millennial and Gen Z Pathways to Home Ownership Event to Help and Dispel Common Myths in Homebuying, Amplify Federal Homebuying Programs WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department...

Understanding the Requirements For ADA Compliant Section 8 Housing

Several federal laws require that private and federally-assisted housing is accessible for those with disabilities. The Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with several other statutes, define the requirements for physical accessibility....

Business Opportunities

Find a Retail Space for Your Business with Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority If you’re a business owner who is looking for a retail space, Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority (PMHA) can help. We have commercial space for lease for retail and professional uses...

Section 8 Housekeeping Inspections

Your Guide to Section 8 Housing Inspection Requirements To be eligible for Section 8, rental property owners must pass a housing inspection to determine if the unit meets the minimum housing standards set by HUD and the local housing authority.  After an initial...

Landlord Incentive Program

A Guide to Becoming a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Landlord If you are interested in becoming a Housing Choice Voucher landlord, commonly known by the name Section 8, you start by completing a Request for Tenancy Approval (RFTA) for your prospective tenant. PMHA will...