Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

400 Tuscarawas Street E
Canton, Stark County, Ohio 44702

Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Canton, Ohio that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority serves Stark County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least June, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the SMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (330) 454-8051.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/21/2019.

Other Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List


Please note: The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority covers Stark County, OH; including the cities of Canton, Alliance and Massillon.



The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for a month and a half in May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


The application was available online only.


Paper or in person applications were not accepted.
 
Computers were available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays in the housing authority office at 400 East Tuscarawas St. Canton, OH.


The housing authority provided a Frequently Asked Questions list for the waiting list opening here:  https://stark.secureportaln.net/DocumentManager/FAQs.pdf.


Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority

More information about Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.starkmha.org/. Representatives of Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority may be available by phone at (330) 454-8051. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/18/2019, it is not known if Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority manages 1,417 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,226 12 45 4 4 45 81
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $440 $452 $559 $326 $608 $302 $344
Monthly Cost $539,357 $5,428 $25,169 $1,302 $2,430 $13,605 $27,878

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Stark 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


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