Bucks County Housing Authority

350 S. Main Street
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
(215) 348-9469

Bucks County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Doylestown, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Bucks County Housing Authority serves Bucks County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Closed

Other Bucks County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Bucks County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/19/2019, it is not known if Bucks County Housing 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 Bucks County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Bucks County Housing Authority manages 2,754 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,502 10 18 59 18 147
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $675 $792 $597 $838 $689 $655
Monthly Cost $1,689,663 $7,916 $10,749 $49,461 $12,403 $96,218

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Bucks 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 17% having issued approximately 160 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 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 $14,907 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 25% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Bucks County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 42% include at least one person with a disability. 58% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

57% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 10% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Bucks County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $361 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $749. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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 Bucks County Housing Authority

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205 Pond St
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Grundy Manor

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Rehab Project

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Grundy Gardens I & II

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1-2 BR
62+

Macintosh Regency

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