Montgomery County Housing Authority
104 W. Main St.
Norristown, Montgomery County, PA


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Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Montgomery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Montgomery County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 9 projects which contain 448 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,864 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Montgomery County Housing Authority 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (14%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (86%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Montgomery County Housing Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2005 and a low score of 69 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Montgomery County Housing Authority 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Montgomery County Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by Montgomery County Housing Authority range from a high of 92 to a low of 90.

The highest scoring property in the Montgomery County Housing Authority portfolio is Golden Age Manor and the lowest scoring property is Sidney Pollock House.

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

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 Montgomery County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/28/11 Plan
2011 1/4/11 Plan
2011 1/4/11 Plan
2010 12/30/09 Plan
2008 12/21/07 Plan
2007 12/18/06 Plan
2006 12/9/05 Plan
2005 12/17/04 Plan
2004 12/18/03 Plan
2003 12/24/02 Plan
2002 1/29/02 Plan
2001 1/31/01 Plan
2000 7/28/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


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