Allegheny County Housing Authority

625 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15222

Allegheny County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of June 24th, 2022, Allegheny County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Allegheny County Housing Authority serves Allegheny County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Multiple Properties Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Prospect Terrace and Sheldon Park Public Housing Closed

Open Allegheny County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The ACHA will accept applications for this waiting list from July 12, 2022 at 8:30 am, until July 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Please note: According to the ACHA public notice, "computers will be available at our office at, 301 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA"

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Category 1 Preferences: (1) Applicants for whom a law enforcement agency is seeking housing as an accommodation for its witness protection or confidential informant programs; and (2) victims of domestic violence. Preferences in this Category have equal priority.
  • Category 2 Preference: Residents of the Allegheny County Housing Authority public housing program asked to move due to the modernization of his or her unit or community regardless of whether the waiting list is open or closed.
  • Category 3 Preference: Successful graduates of the Allegheny County Housing Authority public housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program regardless of whether the waiting list is open or closed.
  • Category 4 Preference: Veterans with a discharge other than dishonorable.
  • Category 5 Preference: Homeless preference to permit no more than 50 vouchers to be given to families experiencing homelessness with or without disabilities. All applicants must be referred through the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
  • Category 6 Preference: Preference to permit no more than 50 vouchers to be given to families experiencing homelessness; with a UPMC health plan and meet a criterion of unplanned health crisis.
  • Category 7 Preference: Preference to permit no more than 25 vouchers to be given to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services for use in providing supportive housing opportunities for individuals with opioid use disorders. This preference will continue until the 25 vouchers have been utilized.
  • Category 8 Preference: Preference to permit persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless to utilize the Mainstream (Section 811) Vouchers. (49 vouchers).

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA Facebook page on May 31, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 402-2454.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/31/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Multiple Properties Public Housing Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list for apartments at multiple properties is currently open

The ACHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from May 10, 2021, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Andrew Carnegie Apartments (1 Bedrooms)-514 Lydia Drive, Carnegie, PA 15106 
  • Dumplin Hall (1 Bedrooms)-502 Hay Street, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
  • Groveton Village (1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms)- 511 Groveton Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108
  • Homestead B (1 Bedrooms)- 481 East Eighth Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120
  • Negley Gardens (1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms)- 804 Creek Street Apt D, Tarentum, PA 15084
  • Ohioview Towers (1 Bedrooms)- 250 Jefferson Drive, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Pleasant Ridge (1 & 2 Bedrooms)- 251 Jefferson Drive, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Sharpsburg Housing (1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms)- 300 Sisca Street, Sharpsburg, PA 15215
  • Twin Oaks Scattered Sites (1 Bedrooms)- Sanlin Drive, Coraopolis, PA 1510

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. In person applications are accepted at the Allegheny County Housing Authority Central Office, located at 301 Chartiers Avenue McKees Rocks, PA 15136.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Category 1 Preferences: (1) Applicants for whom a law enforcement agency is seeking housing as an accommodation for its witness protection or confidential informant programs; and (2) police officers whose residency is needed to increase security for public housing residents, (3) a household evicted due to a resident or guest who is subsequently found innocent of the charge that led to eviction or the charge is dismissed and (4) victims of domestic violence.
  • Category 2 Preference: (1) veterans with an honorable discharge or current military service (Spouse only) who is not currently housed in an Allegheny County Housing Authority project-based assisted unit. Residents of the Allegheny County Housing Authority public housing program asked to move due to the modernization of his or her unit or community regardless of whether the waiting list is open or closed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA public notice on June 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 355-8940.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

Other Allegheny County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Prospect Terrace and Sheldon Park Public Housing Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Prospect Terrace and Sheldon Park is closed

The ACHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 7, 2021, until further notice. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

  • Prospect Terrace (1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms)
  • Sheldon Park (1 & 3 Bedrooms)

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. In person applications were accepted at the Allegheny County Housing Authority Central Office.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Category 1 Preferences: (1) Applicants for whom a law enforcement agency is seeking housing as an accommodation for its witness protection or confidential informant programs; and (2) police officers whose residency is needed to increase security for public housing residents, (3) a household evicted due to a resident or guest who is subsequently found innocent of the charge that led to eviction or the charge is dismissed and (4) victims of domestic violence.
  • Category 2 Preference: (1) veterans with an honorable discharge or current military service (Spouse only) who is not currently housed in an Allegheny County Housing Authority project-based assisted unit. Residents of the Allegheny County Housing Authority public housing program asked to move due to the modernization of his or her unit or community regardless of whether the waiting list is open or closed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the ACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the ACHA public notice on June 6, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 06/06/2022.

About Allegheny County Housing Authority

More information about Allegheny County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.achsng.com/.

Representatives of Allegheny County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (412) 355-8940. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of June 24th, 2022, it is not known if Allegheny County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 10/24/2018, Allegheny County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Allegheny County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Allegheny County Housing Authority manages 5,603 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,985 31 5 105 172 305
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $525 $536 $306 $867 $403 $337
Monthly Cost $2,619,270 $16,624 $1,528 $91,020 $69,263 $102,924

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Allegheny County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 573 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $13,131 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Allegheny County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Allegheny County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $572. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $171.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Allegheny County Housing Authority

Caldwell Station Apartments

510 Station St
Wall, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2 BR

Groveton Village Apartments

111 Groveton Dr
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Homestead B Towers ( Phase III )

481 E 8th Ave
Homestead, Pennsylvania

Ohioview Tower

250 Jefferson Dr
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Hope Vasey Terrace

300 Sisca Street
Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Tarentum Senior Housing

700 E 2nd Ave
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Homestead Apartments IV

441 E 8th Ave
Homestead, Pennsylvania

Centurion Commons

1987 Centurion Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-3 BR

John Fraser Hall Apartments

500 Hunter St
Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Brackenridge Hall

887 1st Ave
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Sharps Terrace

300 Sisca Street
Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania

Springdale Manor

701 Center Ave
Springdale, Pennsylvania

Andrew Carnegie

514 Lydia St
Carnegie, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Uansa Villiage

1 Helen and Robb Street
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Shawnese Gadsden Acres

Marion Circle
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Jefferson Manor

201 Jefferson Road
Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Wilmerding Apartments

314 Commerce St
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Scattered Sites

2215 Homestead Duquesne Rd
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

Negley Gardens

804 Creek Street, Apt D
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Forest Green

120 Pillar Dr
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Pleasant Ridge Phase I

251 Jefferson Drive
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Pleasant Ridge Phase II

251 Jefferson Drive
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Meyers Ridge Phase I

817 Etna St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-4 BR

Meyers Ridge - Phase 2

901 Gray Street
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Lavender Heights I & II

101 Lavender Heights Ct
Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Monroe Meadows

400 Trefoil Ct
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
$775-903
2-3 BR

Vesper Street Property

121 Vesper St
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Income Based
3 BR

North Hills Highlands Phase 2

100 Felicity Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$550
1 BR

Twin Oaks Condominiums

5086 Sanlin Dr
Moon, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Park Apartments

869 1st Ave
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Meadows at Forest Glen

106 Park Ridge Pl
Forest Hills, Pennsylvania
Income Based
3-4 BR

General Braddock Tower

620 Sixth Street
North Braddock, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Allegheny County Housing Authority

Hays Manor

209 Locust St
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Homestead Apartments

421 E 8th Ave
Homestead, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Brackenridge Hall

887 First Avenue
Brackenridge, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Golden Tower

215 Allegheny Street
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Burtner Apartments

5th and Main Street
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2 BR

Rachel Carson Hall

135 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Park Apartments

2008 Broadview Blvd
Harrison Township, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-3 BR

Sheldon Park

2008 Broadview Blvd
Harrison Township, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-3 BR

Pine Ridge Heights

892 Veteran's Lane
Harrison Township, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Frank Pekarek Manor

504 Pittsburgh Street
Springdale, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Springdale Manor

504 Pittsburgh Street
Springdale, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Robert J. Corbett Apartments

175 Corbett Court
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

West View Tower

808 West View Park Drive
West View, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

Millvue Acres

Marion Circle
Clairton, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Harry S. Truman Apartments

25 North Second Street
Duquesne, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-1 BR

Hawkins Village

Kenmawr Avenue
Rankin, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-5 BR

Mapleview Terrace

Mapleview Drive
Braddock, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR

Prospect Terrace

Prospect Drive
East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

Penn Hill Scattered Sites

Jefferson Manor
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR

West Mifflin Duplex

2215-2217 Homestead-Duquesne Road
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
Income Based
3 BR

Forest Green

202 Tiller Drive
Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-4 BR

West Pine

500 West Pines Drive
Imperial, Pennsylvania
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Dalton's Edge - Phase 1

700 Second Avenue
Tarentum, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR

North Hills Hilands - Phase 1

100 Felicity Drive
Ross Township, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Orchard Park

1001 Ridge Street
Duquesne, Pennsylvania

Dorchester of Mt.Lebanon Senior Apartments

2903 Midland Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
62+