Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
100 W Cedar Street
Akron, Summit County, OH

330-762-9631 http://www.akronhousing.org/index2.aspx

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


To apply, go to the Akron housing assistance application here.  This online application will allow you to apply for several different programs the housing authority offers.

The Section 8 waiting list offers several preference points.  They are:
  • Rent Burden or Homeless: 7 points
    - Given to clients who are paying more than 30% of their income for rent and utilities or living in substandard housing.
  • Involuntary Displacement by Government Action: 3 points
    - Given to clients who have been involuntarily displaced by government action
  • Veteran: 2 points
    - Given to veterans or spouses of veterans. This status is also given to family members of veterans living in the same household.
  • SCCS Certified Emancipated Youth: 2 points
    - Given to youth age 18 years of age to 21, who are working with Summit County Children Services to overcome or prevent homelessness.
  • Resident: 1 point
    - Given to clients living, working or attending school full time within Summit County.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 4th, 2015.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The AMHA offers 20 public housing communities for families and fourteen communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community the AMHA offers, please follow this link.

To apply, please follow this link to apply online.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write this number down for future reference.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the AMHA website at http://www.akronhousing.org/, or by calling 330-762-9631 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 48 projects which contain 4,295 affordable rental units. It also administers 4,975 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (46%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (54%) to that of all housing authorities in Ohio, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Ohio.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2006 and a low score of 56 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Ohio is 82.91.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Ohio housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/14/12 Plan
2011 6/13/11 Plan
2010 8/10/10 Plan
2009 7/6/09 Plan
2008 7/1/08 Plan
2007 6/1/07 Plan
2006 7/3/06 Plan
2005 7/29/05 Plan
2004 6/24/04 Plan
2003 7/8/03 Plan
2002 3/17/03 Plan
2001 8/9/01 Plan
2000 8/24/00 Plan