Fayette County Housing Authority
624 Pittsburgh Road
Uniontown, Fayette County, PA

724-434-2100

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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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8

Public Housing Projects

1,320

Public Housing Units

1,086

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Fayette County Housing Authority
624 Pittsburgh Road
Uniontown, Fayette County, PA

724-434-2100

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Fayette County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 1,320 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,086 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Fayette County 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 Fayette County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Fayette County 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 Pennsylvania.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Fayette County Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Fayette County Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Pennsylvania housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Fayette County Housing Authority manages 6 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by Fayette County Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 83.

The highest scoring property in the Fayette County Housing Authority portfolio is Ft Mason Village and the lowest scoring property is South Hill Terrace.

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

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Fayette County Housing Authority owns and manages 1320 public housing units in 8 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Fayette County Housing Authority is $291.00 compared to the state average of $294.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Pennsylvania ranges from a low of $223.00 to a high of $385.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)