Allegheny County, located in Western Pennsylvania, has a population of 1.3 million persons living in 130 municipalities within 731 square miles. Centered within the county is the city of Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Housing Authority owns and manages 3,300 units, administers over 5,000 vouchers, has three HOPE VI developments and 22 mixed finance properties.

Allegheny County Housing Authority
301 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
MAIN PHONE: 412.355.8940
TTY PHONE: 412-402-2671

HCVP (Section 8) OFFICE has two (2) convenient locations.
Paperwork may be dropped off at either address during business hours:

Please be aware that any documentation mailed to the ACHA should be sent to:

301 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136



Work with Housing Operations to ensure continuing compliance with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program by providing direction and training opportunities. Work with third-party management agents to coordinate compliance efforts on Mixed-Finance properties. With Development department, review tax credit applications, management and regulatory agreements, leases, and other documents. Coordinate efforts of all departments on Mixed-Finance developments. Direct operations of private management company and investigate opportunities to provide management services to outside organizations.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families and senior citizens in Allegheny County. A major goal of the ACHA is to provide a product that is comparable to private non-assisted rental housing in terms of amenities and services. The ACHA strives to change the negative image of public housing by being creative in our thinking, promoting the positive aspects of public housing, involving residents in decisions that effect them, using innovative designs to change the traditional face of public housing, and implementing various programs that enable families to progress on the road to self sufficiency.

Affordable Housing
If you have a family, you know how exciting a new job can be. A steady income means shoes for the kids, maybe a car - and often a new place to live. But if your paycheck is stretched to the limit, then ACHA subsidized housing may be perfect for you. ACHA offers attractive, affordable housing for low - and moderate-income families who are just starting out. With ACHA, you pay only 30% of your monthly income for an apartment or townhouse that's spacious enough for the whole family. And, unlike most market-rate or even Section 8 housing, your low monthly rent payment may include: Utilities (gas, electric, water) Appliances (range and refrigerator) Laundry Facilities (washer and dryer hookups, or on-site coin-operated laundries) Regular and Emergency Maintenance

Community Oriented
Best of all, ACHA means community. It also means connecting residents with various medical, social, educational, and recreational programs and services. Thanks to active resident organizations, many neighborhoods have great on-site programs such as:

  1. Daycare Programs
  2. Year-Round Children's Programs
  3. Mini-Libraries with Computers
  4. Playgrounds and Ballfields
  5. Health Clinics
  6. Resident Leadership Opportunities
  7. The First Tee of Pittsburgh Mentoring Program
  8. Community Gardens
  9. Life Skills Programs for Adults

So, if you're newly employed and looking for a safe, attractive, and affordable home for you and your family, check out ACHA's housing opportunities. We can help you get started on the road to success. So get moving!

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.