Housing Authority of the City of Meadville
1120 Market Street
Meadville, Crawford County, PA

814-336-3177

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 29th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Meadville (HACM) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The HACM offers four public housing communities with 347 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1120 Market St. Meadville, PA, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (814) 336-3177, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference for veterans.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling (814) 336-3177 during normal office hours.


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Meadville administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 347 affordable rental units. It also administers 155 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Meadville is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Meadville between Public Housing Units (69%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (31%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Housing Authority of the City of Meadville 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, Housing Authority of the City of Meadville scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 69 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Housing Authority of the City of Meadville 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)

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 the City of Meadville.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 3/15/10 Plan
2008 2/29/08 Plan
2007 3/26/07 Plan
2006 3/28/06 Plan
2005 2/24/05 Plan
2004 3/15/04 Plan
2003 2/26/03 Plan
2002 3/27/02 Plan
2001 5/16/01 Plan
2000 5/4/00 Plan