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The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) began in 1975 as a way to assist low-income families, elderly, and individuals with disabilities to rent decent, safe, and affordable housing in the community. Through this program, individuals and families receive a “voucher,” also referred to as a “subsidy,” that can be used to obtain housing of their choice which meets the Section 8 program requirements. The Section 8 Program also provides the opportunity for eligible residents to receive assistance with monthly utility costs. Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority (SMHA), through a contract with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), has successfully operated a Section 8 Program in Stark County for over 30 years, providing housing assistance to approximately 1,500 families.
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The Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority administers programs that serve the needs of homeless individuals and families in our community.
To find out if you are eligible to receive assistance for our homeless programs, you must contact the Homeless Hotline by phone at (330) 452-4363.
The Homeless Hotline is a central information program that answers questions about homeless programs in our community, maintains a list of available shelter beds, and directs those who need service to the correct agency. The staff at the hotline will assist you in determining the type of help you need.
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