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

724-548-7671

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong has opened it's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list as of July 2nd, 2014.

Completed applications must be returned to the Housing Authority office by mail, email, fax, or in person.

Applications are available at Armstrong County Senior Centers in Apollo, Dayton, Distant, Brady'™s Bend, Elderton, Ford City, Freeport, Kittanning, Leechburg, Parker, Rural Valley, and Worthington. They are also available at public libraries located in Apollo, Ford City, Kittanning, and Worthington.

Applications are also available to print at the Housing Authority Website at http://www.hacarmstrong.org/.

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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. 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 89. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong range from a high of 91 to a low of 86.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong portfolio is Warren Manor and the lowest scoring property is Armstrong Court.

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

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Public Housing Projects

526

Public Housing Units

264

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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