About Bucks County Housing Authority

The Bucks County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The Bucks County Housing Authority serves Bucks County, Quakertown, Sellersville, Warminster, Bensalem, Telford, Bensalem Township, Northampton, Doylestown, Fairless Hills, Bristol, Feasterville, New Hope and Perkasie.

Bucks County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

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

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.


About the Bucks County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Bucks County Housing Authority manages 2,715 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 2,487 11 31 25 14 147
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $638 $716 $610 $761 $659 $627
Monthly Cost $1,586,667 $7,877 $18,909 $19,035 $9,221 $92,231

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

205 Pond St
Grundy Towers is a 224 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
111 E Lincoln Ave
Grundy Manor is a 120 unit low income housing apartment community in Telford.
20 Lincoln Ave
Rehab Project is a 13 unit low income housing apartment community in Bristol.
430 S Olds Blvd
Grundy Gardens is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community in Fairless Hills.
185 Kenwood Dr N
Macintosh Regency is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Levittown.

Affordable Apartments near Bucks County Housing Authority

1802 Lincoln Avenue
Hampton House Apartments is a 101 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Northampton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2222 Durham Rd
Co - Mans Supported Housing is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Langhorne.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
1 Potter St
Charter Arms Apartments is a 118 unit low income housing apartment community in Warminster.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance