Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

1407 Blair Street
Hollidaysburg, Blair County, Pennsylvania 16648

Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Blair County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Blair County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Blair County Housing Authority (BCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call the BCHA at (814) 695-7548 to request an application by mail.
  2. Pick up an application at one of the following BCHA offices:
  • 1407 Blair St, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.
  • 105 Cranberry St, Tyrone, PA 17304.
  • 1311 N Cambria St, Bellwood PA 16617.

The following documentation is required when submitting the application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, call the BCHA at (814) 695-7548 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (814) 695-7548.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/23/2017.

Other Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Blair County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Blair County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to visit the BCHA office.

This waiting list had no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, call the BCHA at (814) 695-7548.

Last Updated on 04/28/2017.

About Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/18/2019, it is not known if Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 373 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 295 2 51 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $366 $837 $409 $352
Monthly Cost $108,049 $1,674 $20,872 $8,810

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Blair County Housing and Redevelopment 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 22% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $11,740 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

28% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 22% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $284 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $456. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $154.



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 Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Bradford High Rise

62 Main Street
Bradford Township, PA

Bell Court

1311 N Cambria St
Bellwood, PA
Income Based
1-2 BR

Riley Road Apartments

62 Main Street
Bradford Township, PA

Cold Springs

105 Cranberry St
Tyrone, PA
Income Based
2-4 BR

Center Hall

7 School St
Smethport, PA
Income Based
2-3 BR

Apartment Communities managed by Blair County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Brooklynside Drive

97 230 Brooklyinside Drive
Port Allegany, PA
Income Based
2-4 BR
Subsidized
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