Housing Authority of the County of Butler
114 Woody Drive
Butler, Butler County, PA

724-287-6797 http://www.housingauthority.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the County of Butler 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.

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 Butler Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 29th, 2015.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority County of Butler is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers fourteen communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Butler County. For a complete list of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 114 Woody Dr., Butler, PA 16001, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 724-287-6797, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, near elderly, victim of domestic violence, or live and/or work in Butler County.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.housingauthority.com/, or by calling 724-287-6797 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the County of Butler administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 452 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,529 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the County of Butler 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 Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the County of Butler between Public Housing Units (23%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (77%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Housing Authority of the County of Butler 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 the County of Butler 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 2007 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler 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 Butler.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/13/11 Plan
2011 12/13/10 Plan
2010 12/15/09 Plan
2009 3/17/09 Plan
2008 5/8/08 Plan
2007 4/13/07 Plan
2006 2/16/06 Plan
2005 1/24/05 Plan
2004 4/27/04 Plan
2003 12/16/02 Plan
2002 1/14/02 Plan
2001 3/8/01 Plan
2000 3/27/00 Plan