Pennsylvania Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Philadelphia Housing AuthorityOpen
Scranton Housing AuthorityNot Open
Allentown Housing AuthorityNot Open
Chester Housing AuthorityNot Open
Harrisburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Reading Housing AuthorityNot Open
Bethlehem Housing AuthorityOpen
Montgomery County Housing AuthorityOpen
Schuylkill County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of LycomingOpen
Housing Authority of the City of YorkOpen
Delaware County Housing AuthorityOpen
Easton Housing AuthorityNot Open
The Housing Authority of Monroe CountyOpen
The Housing Auth of the City of CarbondaleOpen
The Housing Authority of Montour CountyNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of FranklinOpen
Housing Authority of the County of DauphinOpen
Lancaster City Housing AuthorityNot Open
Pottsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Lackawanna County Housing AuthorityOpen
The Housing Authority of Clinton CountyOpen
The Housing Auth of the County of MifflinNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of PittstonOpen
The Housing Auth of the City of NanticokeOpen
The Housing Authority of the City of HazletonOpen
Housing Authority of the County of ChesterOpen
Wilkes Barre Housing AuthorityOpen
Tioga County Housing AuthorityOpen
Bucks County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of LebanonOpen
Sunbury Housing AuthorityOpen
Shamokin Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of LuzerneOpen
Housing Auth of the County of NorthumberlandOpen
Bradford County Housing AuthorityOpen
Carbon County Housing AuthorityOpen
Berks County Housing AuthorityOpen
The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment AuthOpen
Susquehanna Co Housing/Redevelopment AuthOpen
Housing Authority of the County of CumberlandOpen
Northampton County Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lehigh County Housing AuthorityOpen
Columbia County Housing AuthorityOpen
Centre County Housing AuthorityOpen
Snyder County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of PittsburghOpen
Housing Authority of the City of McKeesportOpen
Allegheny County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of ButlerOpen
Housing Authority of the City of ErieOpen
Housing Authority of the County of BeaverOpen
Fayette County Housing AuthorityOpen
Washington County Housing AuthorityOpen
Westmoreland County Hsg AuthorityOpen
Johnstown Housing AuthorityOpen
Mercer County Housing AuthorityOpen
Connellsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Lawrence County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the County of HuntingdonOpen
Somerset County Housing AuthorityOpen
Altoona Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MeadvilleOpen
Housing Authority of the County of ArmstrongOpen
Housing Authority of the County of GreeneOpen
Housing Authority of Indiana CountyOpen
Bradford City Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of ElkOpen
Housing Authority of the City of FranklinOpen
Titusville Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Oil CityNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of JeffersonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of DuboisOpen
Clearfield County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of CorryOpen
Housing Authority of the County of BlairOpen
Housing Authority of the County of WarrenNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of McKeanOpen
Housing Authority of the County of BedfordNot Open
Housing Authority of the County of ClarionOpen
Housing Authority of the County of ErieOpen
Housing Authority of the County of VenangoOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Pennsylvania, 82 Public Housing Authorities operate 63,980 public housing rental units in 592 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Pennsylvania, out of 82 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 14 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 68 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.