400 East Tuscarawas St.
Canton, Ohio 44702

Phone: 330-454-8051

The housing authority provides decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to residents of Stark County . The two programs used to achieve this goal are the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and the public housing program. In both programs, rent is based on 30% of the family adjusted income. We offer 0 to 5 bedroom units. Eligibility is based on income and various other factors. There is a waiting list for admissions and interested persons need to make application. The place on the waiting list is determined by date of application and various preferences.


STARK METROPOLITAN HOUSING AUTHORITY (SMHA) is accepting applications for housing assisstance at the following locations and times:

CANTON OFFICE - 400 E. Tuscarawas St., Canton

ALLIANCE OFFICE - 135 E. Simpson Ave., Aliance

The following is a list of documents needed to place an application for housing with SMHA. Without the required documentation, SMHA will not be able to accept your application

The application process may take several hours. Please plan accordingly, and arrange for childcare if necessary.