Celebrating 80 Years of Changes, Opportunities and Challenges.

Quality Affordable Housing in Decent, Safe, and Nourishing Neighborhoods

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. 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.

Mission Statement

To provide eligible residents of Stark County with decent, safe and affordable housing and contribute to nourishing neighborhoods by working in partnership with the public and private sectors.

Herman Hill

Welcome Message

Welcome to the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority website! This website contains information pertaining to our housing programs, resident services, employment opportunities, vendor registration, and much more. SMHA operates in accordance with policies established by its five-member Board of Commissioners, the Ohio Revised Code, and regulations and statutes administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As an agency, SMHA provides decent, safe, and sanitary housing and resident programs to eligible low- and moderate-income families of Stark County. SMHA was founded in 1939 and assists over 4,000 families in Stark County. Please check our website regularly for news, updates, and important information.

Herman L. Hill, MPA, PHM, EDEP
Executive Director