Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
100 W Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307

330-762-9631

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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 22 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 98. The scores for properties managed by Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority range from a high of 100 to a low of 85.

The highest scoring property in the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority portfolio is Cascade Village North and the lowest scoring property is Fred W Nimmer Place.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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48

Public Housing Projects

4,295

Public Housing Units

4,975

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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