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The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2019, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.
For more information, visit the SMHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330) 454-8051.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 11/26/2019.
The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.
The SMHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from March 1, 2023, until March 15, 2023. There is no notice when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the SMHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the SMHA website on January 25, 2023.
This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Stark County, Ohio.
Last Updated on 03/15/2023.
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Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 4,279 households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs.
Housing Authority Jurisdiction
Low-income housing managed by Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority is located in Stark County, OH.
Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,400 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$428||$456||$627||$479||$691||$305||$320|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 133 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,996 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.
45% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.
51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 49% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $477. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.
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.