About Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Akron, Ohio.

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Summit County, Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Barberton, Twinsburg, Stow, Northfield, Fairlawn, Boston Heights, Clinton, Hudson, Lakemore, Macedonia, Montrose–Ghent, Munroe Falls, New Franklin, Peninsula, Pigeon Creek, Reminderville, Richfield, Sawyerwood, Silver Lake, Twinsburg Heights, Green, Montrose Ghent, Norton, Portage Lakes and Montrose-Ghent.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

 

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.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


About the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 4,970 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,858 15 2 3 31 58
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $477 $275 $447 $387 $807 $382
Monthly Cost $2,315,909 $4,127 $894 $1,162 $25,029 $22,169

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 406 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,348 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 67% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $279 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $556. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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