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

724-434-2100 http://www.faycha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Fayette County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015

The Fayette County Housing Authority (FCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely

Please note: As recently as 5/29/15, the FCHA web page is currently under construction, and not available to visit at this time.

To apply, you must visit the FCHA office in person, located at 624 Pittsburgh Rd., Uniontown, PA, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  

Be sure to bring these original documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, copies of bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

The approximate wait time for a voucher is two years.

For more information, the FCHA can be reached by calling 724-434-2100 during normal office hours.

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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Fayette County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/27/11 Plan
2010 6/21/10 Plan
2009 5/26/09 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 6/19/07 Plan
2006 6/26/06 Plan
2005 6/30/05 Plan
2004 5/26/04 Plan
2003 6/2/03 Plan
2002 6/3/02 Plan
2001 7/23/01 Plan
2000 7/11/00 Plan