Bucks County Housing Authority

350 South Main Street
Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania 18901

Bucks County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs. As of May 28th, 2022, Bucks County Housing Authority has 9 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Bucks County Housing Authority serves Bucks County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Family Unification Program (FUP) Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Venice Ashby Phase I Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Sellersville Heights Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Grundy Tower, Grundy Gardens, MacIntosh Regency and Bensalem Woods Conventional Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
LaMont Plaza Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Grundy Hall and Grundy House Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Grundy Manor and Shadywood Village Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Venice Ashby Phase II Family Public Housing Closed

Open Bucks County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from April 24, 2019 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the BCHA, this waiting list is, "solely for non-elderly (under age 62) disabled individuals who qualify for HUD’s Mainstream Voucher Program, as follows:

  1. Literally Homeless – living in places not meant for human habitation: on the street/in car, abandoned building, parks; emergency shelter or
  2. Transitioning out of an institution or other congregate setting or
  3. Living in housing that is funded by a public/private agency and the funding assistance is time-limited."

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the BCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher office, located at 240 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, Pennsylvania 19054; from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
  2. Call ( 215) 945-6110 to request an application by mail, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the BCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher office located at the address above.
  2. Dropped off at the BCHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher office the address and hours above.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (215) 945-6110.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Family Unification Program (FUP) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Family Unification Program (FUP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 21, 2019 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the BCHA, this waiting list is "solely for families that qualify for a HUD Family Unification Program (FUP) Voucher, as follows:

  1. Must be a client with Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency
  2. Is the parent or guardian of a child/children who is already placed outside the family home and stable housing is the primary reason for the delay in reunification
  3. Is the parent or guardian for one or more children who is/are at risk of being placed outside the family home and stable housing is the primary reason for the placement
  4. Is a youth that the Bucks County Children & Youth Social Services Agency can certify is between 18 – 24 years old, and who has left foster care/will leave foster care within 90 days, and is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless."

To apply during the opening period, applicants must contact their Children and Youth Caseworker to request an application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the BCHA office, located at 240 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA 19054; from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm.
  2. Mailed to the BCHA office at the address above.

This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bucks 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 (215) 945-6110 .

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis.

The BCHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from March 14, 2022, until further notice.

Please note: The BCHA website states, "You must be a Bucks County Resident to Apply." Eligibility requirements and a list of documents required at time of application are available here.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the BCHA Section 8 Housing Office, located at 240 Levittown Parkway, Levittown, PA from March 14, 2022 through March 18, 2022 between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  2. Call (215) 945-6110 to request an application by mail.
  3. Send an email to section8@bucksha.net to request an application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on March 1, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bucks 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 (215) 945-6110.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/11/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Venice Ashby Phase I Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Venice Ashby Phase I is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available below:

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bristol Township, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/28/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Sellersville Heights Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Sellersville Heights is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 9, 2021 until further notice.

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

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on July 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Sellersville, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Grundy Tower, Grundy Gardens, MacIntosh Regency and Bensalem Woods Conventional Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Senior/Disabled Conventional Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Grundy Tower, Grundy Gardens, MacIntosh Regency and Bensalem Woods is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bristol, Fairless Hills, Levittown and Bensalem, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: LaMont Plaza Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at LaMont Plaza is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, call (215) 945-6110 for an application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Fairless Hills, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Grundy Hall and Grundy House Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Senior/Disabled Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Grundy Hall and Grundy House is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available below:

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Doylestown and Quakertown, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Grundy Manor and Shadywood Village Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Senior Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Grundy Manor and Shadywood Village is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available below:

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on April 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Telford and Perkasie, 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 (215) 348-9469.

Last Updated on 03/03/2022.

Other Bucks County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Venice Ashby Phase II Family Public Housing Waiting List

The Bucks County Housing Authority (BCHA) Family Public Housing waiting list for apartments at Venice Ashby Phase II, Scattered Sites is currently closed.

The BCHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of April 1, 2021, until March 8, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the BCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCHA on March 8, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/08/2022.

About Bucks County Housing Authority

More information about Bucks County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://buckscountyhousingauthority.org.

Representatives of Bucks County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (215) 348-9469. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm
Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of May 28th, 2022, it is not known if Bucks County Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/10/2019, Bucks 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 Bucks County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Bucks County Housing Authority manages 2,564 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,303 49 8 43 19 142
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $710 $848 $755 $1,082 $725 $678
Monthly Cost $1,634,865 $41,568 $6,036 $46,513 $13,779 $96,269

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 Apartments Operated by Bucks County Housing Authority

Grundy Towers

205 Pond St
Bristol, Pennsylvania

Grundy Manor

111 E Lincoln Ave
Telford, Pennsylvania

Rehab Project

20 Lincoln Ave
Bristol, Pennsylvania

Grundy Gardens I & II

430 S Olds Blvd
Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Macintosh Regency

185 Kenwood Dr N
Levittown, Pennsylvania

Venice Ashby II

1601 Foster Avenue Cir
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-5 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Bucks County Housing Authority

Sellersville Heights

100 E Ridge Ave
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Venice Ashby I

5401 Beaver Dam Rd
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-5 BR
Subsidized