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Clarion County Housing Authority

8 West Main Street
Clarion, Clarion County, Pennsylvania 16214

Clarion County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 10th, 2020, Clarion County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Clarion and Forest County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Clarion County Housing Authority serves Clarion County and Forest County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Clarion and Forest County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Clarion County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Clarion County Housing Authority Website: http://www.clarionhousing.com/.

Clarion County Housing Authority Phone: (814) 226-8910.

Open Until Further Notice: Clarion and Forest County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Clarion County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed to the CCHA at 8 W Main St, Clarion, PA 16214.
  2. Hand delivered to the CCHA at the address above.
  3. Emailed to ccha@clarionhousing.com.
  4. Faxed to (814) 226-6039.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Forest or Clarion County, victim of natural disaster. There may be additional preferences, but they have yet to be confirmed.

For more information, visit the CCHA website, or call the office at (814) 226-8910.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8142268910.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/24/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Clarion County Housing Authority (CCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The CCHA offers one Public Housing property with 40 units for families.

To apply, download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed to the CCHA at 8 W Main St, Clarion, PA 16214
  2. Hand delivered to the CCHA at the address above.
  3. Emailed to ccha@clarionhousing.com.
  4. Faxed to (814) 226-6039.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Forest or Clarion County, victim of natural disaster. There may be additional preferences, but they have yet to be confirmed.

For more information, visit the CCHA website, or call the office at (814) 226-8910.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8142268910.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/24/2017.

About Clarion County Housing Authority

More information about Clarion County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.clarionhousing.com/.

Representatives of Clarion County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (814) 226-8910. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/10/2020, it is not known if Clarion 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 Clarion County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Clarion County Housing Authority manages 391 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 367 8 4 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $324 $331 $688 $426
Monthly Cost $118,914 $2,651 $2,752 $1,705

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Clarion 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 27% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 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 $11,722 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% 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

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

30% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Clarion County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Clarion County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $505. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $173.



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 Clarion County Housing Authority

Penn Court Apartments

144 Penn Ave
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1-2 BR

Low Income Housing Managed by Clarion County Housing Authority

Edenburg Court

700 White Ave
Knox, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Cherry Run Estates

536 Chestnut St
Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Hillside Apartments

1500 Robinwood Dr
Clarion, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Medardo Estates

Atchison Way
Rimersburg, Pennsylvania
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized