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Are you looking for information on some of the Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (SMHA) programs? Check the following resources for details.
SMHA provides subsidized housing to qualifying individuals and families at (but not limited to) the following sites:
- Cole Manor (315 Burnett Road)
- Grayhill (220 Montgomery Avenue)
- Hugh Taylor (1707 East High Street)
- Robert C. Henry Homes (4726 Security Drive)
- Sherman Courts/Murray St. (526 Murray St.)
For applications/to apply for the housing waiting list, visit the SMHA office at 101 West High Street, Springfield, OH 45502. Public Housing applications may be received from 9 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday (office is closed from noon to 1 p.m.). SMHA does NOT have emergency housing but does place preference to veterans, the homeless/displaced, 40% rent burden applicants, the working and those age 62 or older.
For more information, contact the Applications and Referrals Specialist at (937) 325-7331 ext. 201.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS (HCV)
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (also known as Section 8) provides vouchers to qualified applications for the purposes of using them in the private market to landlords willing to accept the vouchers. Tenants are responsible for portions of rent not paid by the Housing Authority. HCV gives preference to Veterans, 40% rent burden applicants, and residents of Clark or Champaign County.
For an application and to check on waiting list availability, please contact the Applications and Referrals Specialist at (937) 325-7331 ext. 201.
FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FSS)
Designed to help eligible SMHA families overcome obstacles on the path to self-sufficiency, the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program focuses on areas including education, job training and placement as well as other support services. Those beginning the FSS program will meet with SMHA staff to develop a personalized service plan as well as signing a contract of participation and escrow account.
For more information, contact the FSS office at (937) 398-0611.
NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKS CENTER (NNC)
The Neighborhood Networks Center (NNC) at Lincoln Park is designed to provide computer access and to promote self-sufficiency in Lincoln Park and the surrounding community. This includes an on-site Service Coordinator that offers referrals for adult job training/placement, budgeting/credit repair, emergency services and parenting classes and educational workshops. The NNC also features a computer lab with local job posting; a Lab Coordinator is also available to assist with resumes and other employment-related services.
Lab hours at the NNC are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; the lab closes a half hour early (4:30 p.m.) on Fridays. For more information, contact the NNC at (937) 398-0611.