Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong
350 S Jefferson Street
Kittanning, Armstrong County, PA

724-548-7671 http://www.hacarmstrong.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

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

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong last opened it's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list from July 2nd, 2014 until January 30th, 2015


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 30th, 2015.

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


The HACA offers 11 public housing communities for families and senior disabled individuals ranging in size from studio's to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing waiting list application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 350 South Jefferson St., Kittanning, PA 16201, during normal office hours, 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 address listed above.

The HACA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and or work in Armstrong County, elderly, veteran, or have extremely low income.

More information can be found by visiting the HACA website at http://www.hacarmstrong.org/, or by calling 724 548-7671 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 526 affordable rental units. It also administers 264 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong between Public Housing Units (67%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (33%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong 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 County of Armstrong scored an average of 100 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 97 in 2009. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong 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 County of Armstrong.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/13/11 Plan
2011 12/14/10 Plan
2010 12/15/09 Plan
2009 12/15/08 Plan
2008 12/13/07 Plan
2007 12/4/06 Plan
2006 12/5/05 Plan
2005 12/15/04 Plan
2004 11/24/03 Plan
2003 12/9/02 Plan
2002 12/5/01 Plan
2001 12/5/01 Plan
2000 3/27/00 Plan