Allentown Housing Authority
1339 W Allen Street Allentown, PA 18102

610-439-8678

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Allentown Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 14 projects which contain 1,212 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,461 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Allentown Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Allentown Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (45%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (55%) to that of all housing authorities in PA, Allentown Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in PA.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Allentown Housing Authority manages 10 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Allentown Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 66.

The highest scoring property in the Allentown Housing Authority portfolio is John Gross Towers and the lowest scoring property is Walnut Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Allentown Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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14

Public Housing Projects

1,212

Public Housing Units

1,461

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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