Allegheny County Housing Authority

625 Stanwix Street
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15222

Allegheny County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-sufficiency programs. As of October 19th, 2019, 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

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

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 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 most recent VMS report, Allegheny County Housing Authority manages 5,794 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,608 36 38 806 306
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $496 $628 $378 $581 $413
Monthly Cost $2,286,242 $22,609 $14,351 $468,323 $126,380

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 Operated by Allegheny County Housing Authority

Robert Stead Terrace DELETE

Mapleview Drive
Braddock, PA

Jefferson Manor

201 Jefferson Road
Penn Hills, PA
Income Based
1 BR

Wilmerding Apartments

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

Scattered Sites

2215 Homestead Duquesne Rd
West Mifflin, PA

Negley Gardens

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

Apartment Communities managed by Allegheny County Housing Authority

Homestead Apartments Building A

411 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA

Homestead Apartments Building B

481 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA

Homestead Apartments Building C

441 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA

Hawkins Village

Kenmawr Avenue
Rankin, PA
Income Based
1-5 BR

Hawkins Village Ext.

Kenmawr Avenue
Rankin, PA