Johnstown Housing Authority
501 Chestnut Street Johnstown, PA 15906


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Johnstown Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 15 projects which contain 1,506 affordable rental units. It also administers 775 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Johnstown Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (66%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (34%) to that of all housing authorities in PA, Johnstown 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 (, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Johnstown Housing Authority manages 9 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Johnstown Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 60.

The highest scoring property in the Johnstown Housing Authority portfolio is Fulton I Connor Towers and the lowest scoring property is Cooperdale Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 89% of properties managed by Johnstown Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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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Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size


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