Company Overview

Mission Statement

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority provides quality, affordable housing and services as a platform to develop people, property and community.  

Vision Statement

We envision a community that fosters individual development and growth through stable and  affordable housing, empowering all to reach their full potential. 


We envision a community where all have access to health, education and employment opportunities to position themselves out of poverty.


We envision a community where our investments in Summit County stabilize neighborhoods and increase housing opportunities.  


We envision a community where minority and low-income families are treated equitably in their access to housing and services. 

Message from the Director

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) is nationally accredited by the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board.  AMHA is one of only a handful of nationally accredited agencies out of over 3,000 public housing agencies in the United States.  Since our founding in 1938, AMHA has been a leader in providing high-quality affordable housing and services to assist low income citizens in Summit County who cannot afford market rate housing.

I am an advocate for affordable housing both locally and nationally in order to convey the importance of housing as a foundation for improved health in our community, education of our children, and increased opportunity for employment and self-sufficiency.  

Increasingly, it is being recognized that stable housing is a right that everyone should have but unfortunately limited resources dictate that we can only serve a fraction of those in need. Through innovation, efficient use of resources and the building of many community partnerships, we seek to meet the needs of our clients and sustain our core mission of offering high-quality affordable housing with support services.

As a public agency we value our mission and those we serve and invite your comments and suggestions through this website and by other means of communication.

Agency Overview

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority provides affordable housing options to approximately 10,000 households throughout Summit County. Our public housing program consists of over 4000 apartments and single family homes that receive federal rental subsidies for low income families as well as disabled and elderly individuals. In addition, AMHA owns and/or manages over 800 apartments that are federally subsidized and/or financed with low income housing tax credits or tax-exempt bonds. AMHA also administers rental subsidy to over 5,000 households through the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

AMHA works in partnership with many public and private entities to help strengthen our community. By investing in partnerships, we are better able to address the basic needs of our residents and create opportunities for self-sufficiency and a better quality of life. As the need for affordable housing continues to grow, with over 22,000 applicants on our waiting lists, we will continue to invest in education, employment and the needs of the elderly and disabled.

Diversity Statement

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority is passionate about our commitment to an inclusive workplace that values and promotes diversity. We know that vigilance is required to further staff education and to continue developing socially conscious hiring and promotion practices, with the ultimate goal of having a workforce that more closely reflects the community we serve. There is strength in our differences, and these differences are crucial to fostering growth in both our organization and our community.


Company Summary
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority
Number of Employees
(330) 762-9631
100 West Cedar Street
Akron, OH