Housing Authority of Indiana County
104 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, Indiana County, PA

724-463-4730 http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

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


Please note: Applicants residing in Pennsylvania have an approximate 6 month to a year wait for a voucher.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority in person to pick up an application, located at 104 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The HAIC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, resident of pennsylvania, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the HAIC website at http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/, or by calling 724-463-4730 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Housing Authority of Indiana County (HAIC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The HAIC offers four family communities ranging in size from 2 to 3 bedrooms, and three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 104 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The HAIC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, resident of pennsylvania, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the HAIC website at http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/, or by calling 724-463-4730 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Indiana County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 158 affordable rental units. It also administers 569 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Indiana County is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Housing Authority of Indiana County between Public Housing Units (22%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (78%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Housing Authority of Indiana County has a smaller 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, Housing Authority of Indiana County scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 98 in 2003 and a low score of 80 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Housing Authority of Indiana County 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Housing Authority of Indiana County manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 86. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Burrell Twnshp has 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. Housing Authority of Indiana County owns and manages 158 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of Indiana County is $290.00 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)

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 Housing Authority of Indiana County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/25/11 Plan
2010 6/15/10 Plan
2009 5/26/09 Plan
2008 6/17/08 Plan
2007 6/19/07 Plan
2006 5/22/06 Plan
2005 6/30/05 Plan
2004 6/10/04 Plan
2003 6/9/03 Plan
2002 7/3/02 Plan
2001 6/26/01 Plan
2000 6/29/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

158

Public Housing Units

569

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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