Summary Report 2015
The Geauga Metropolitan Housing Authority (GMHA) was created in 1969 by what was
then known as the State of Ohio Board of Housing. Consequently, GMHA’s Charter
was formed with subsequent powers being derived directly from the Ohio Revised
Code. Even with the Charter completed, it wasn’t until 1981 that the agency
received its first grant funding for 106 housing units from the U.S. Department
of HUD. Over the years, GMHA has expanded to a total of 243 public housing
units within Geauga County where it maintains 100% occupancy. Additionally,
GMHA maintains an extensive waiting list of applicants.
GMHA also administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance
program. Through this program, GMHA can assist up to 171 qualified low-income
families with their rent and utility costs. Housing is obtained through
privately owned properties. GMHA maintains a separarte waiting list of
applicants seeking the Section 8 HCV program assistance.