PMHA News

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...

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...

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...

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...