Quality Affordable Housing in Decent, Safe, and Nourishing Neighborhoods
People Housing People
The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA) is a political subdivision of the state of Ohio and funded in part by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development to provide subsidized housing and self-sufficiency opportunities for eligible citizens of Stark County. The SMHA operates in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. It is the policy of SMHA to house persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, family status, handicap, or national origin.
We are not just about bricks and mortar. We believe that going that extra mile to ensure the quality of life is good for all residents. We want our residents to live productive lives. Our standards are high, but to succeed in life, you cannot expect anything less than the very best that one can do.
The SMHA is operated by a five (5) member Board of Commissioners. These members are appointed for a five (5) year term and are not compensated for their services. The Mayor of Canton (the largest city in Stark County) appoint two members, the Stark County Commissioners appoint one member, the Stark County Court of Common Pleas appoints one member and the Stark County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, appoints one member.
The current SMHA Commissioners are:
Frank Beane - Linda Bell - Daniel Fonte - Marilyn Frazier - Jeffrey McDaniels