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Allegheny County Housing Authority

625 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15222

Allegheny County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of September 25th, 2020, Allegheny County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Allegheny County Housing Authority serves Allegheny County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Allegheny County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Allegheny County Housing Authority Website: http://www.achsng.com/.

Allegheny County Housing Authority Phone: (412) 355-8940.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran, victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the ACHA website, or call the office at (412) 355-8940.

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 04/10/2017.

Other Allegheny County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in May 2017; and before that for two weeks from September until October 2014.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

After applying, applicants will receive a confirmation number. It is important to keep this number in a safe and easy to access place. It will be required to find out your status on the waiting list.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. Results of the lottery drawing will be published online on May 16, 2017.

For more information, visit the ACHA website, or call the office at (412) 355-8940.

Last Updated on 05/08/2017.

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 September 25th, 2020, 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 5,859 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 5,050 35 34 434 306
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $483 $608 $363 $436 $415
Monthly Cost $2,439,715 $21,297 $12,327 $189,154 $126,979

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+