APPLY FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
The Allegheny County Housing Authority operates and manages two (2) public housing programs:

Both housing programs are outlined below:

LOW-INCOME PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM

The Public Housing (PH) Program was established by the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low-income families, elderly, and persons with disabilities. The ACHA owns and operates Public Housing complexes throughout Allegheny County, consisting of high-rise apartments, walk-up apartments, townhouse apartments, and single-family homes. The ACHA receives federal funding subsidies and program participants pay rent based on their income.

Applicants must meet certain ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for admission into the PH Program:

The ACHA will also perform assessments for Applicant Families:

The ACHA will deny admission to applicants whose conduct or behavior could reasonably be expected to have a detrimental effect on the site environment, other residents, or persons residing in the vicinity of the site. All applicants are processed and placed on a waiting list according to the date and time of application; preference eligibility; and the type and size of apartment needed. The ACHA does not have any emergency housing.

Applicants for assistedhousing with the Allegheny County Housing Authority may apply in any of the following ways:

WAITING LIST SCHEDULE December 2015


SECTION 8 HOUSING PROGRAM

THE SECTION 8 WAITING LIST IS CLOSED AT THIS TIME.

Violence Against Women Act HUD Form 5380 - Self Certification Form

CHANGE OF INFORMATION FORM

REQUEST TO RESCHEDULE BRIEFING FORM

The Section 8 Program was enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which recodified the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, to provide improved living conditions and affordable rents to low-income persons. The rental assistance for this program is "tenant-based", meaning assistance follows the program participant. Participants of this program locate housing of their choice in the private market and may retain the rental assistance if they move to another location. Participants of this program pay rent based on their income. The ACHA pays the difference between the rent the landlord is requesting and the participant's share of the rent by issuing a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) directly to the landlord. The ACHA receives federal funding to cover the HAPs to the landlords. The ACHA has been allocated two hundred sixty-four (264) Section 8 Vouchers by HUD. Fifteen (15) vouchers are reserved specifically to keep families together through the Family Unification Program. The ACHA also administers the Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, and Family Unification Programs in conjunction with the Section 8 Voucher (S8V) Program.

Applicants must meet certain ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for admission into the Section 8 HCV Program:

  • qualify as a family;
  • have an income within the federally mandated income limits;
  • meet citizen/eligible immigrant criteria;
  • provide documentation of valid Social Security numbers;
  • sign consent authorization documents
  • the ACHA will perform criminal background reviews for each adult household member

All applicants are processed and placed on a waiting list according to date and time of application and preference eligibility.

The ACHA does not have any emergency housing programs.


Finding our Office
We are located at 625 Stanwix Street, downtown Pittsburgh. DETAILS
Main Phone Number: 412.355.8940
Intake Business Hours: 8:30AM to 4:00PM Monday thru Friday.

In a Neighborhood Near You
With neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County, ACHA offers a great choice of locations, too.  Choose to move closer to your family or friends.  But, beyond just offering great homes in great neighborhoods, ACHA tries to help residents enjoy a higher quality of life.  That means doing everything possible to make sure our buildings are safe and secure.  If affordable housing is what you've been waiting for, ACHA has dozens of units currently available in a neighborhood of your choice.


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