The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority administers the Public Housing Program, which was created by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 and is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The SMHA Public Housing Program provides eligible residents of Stark County with quality affordable housing in decent, safe, and nourishing neighborhoods. By working in partnership with public and private sectors, SMHA provides families with housing choice and the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency.
SMHA is dedicated to providing livable communities that are decent, well maintained, free from drugs and violent crime, and made up of a diverse range of economic incomes so that the children of these communities have role models that are visibly striving to make economic gains for their families. We are committed to providing our residents with as many opportunities as possible to become economically self-sufficient. We shall do all of these things while serving our residents and neighboring citizens with the highest degree of professional courtesy, empathy, and respect.