Clearfield County Housing Authority

203 South Third Street
Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
(814) 765-2485

Clearfield County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Clearfield, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 25th, 2019, Clearfield County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Clearfield County Housing Authority serves Clearfield County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Clearfield County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Clearfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Clearfield County Housing Authority (CCHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CCHA offers one community with 180 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the CCHA to pick up an application, located at 203 South Third St., Clearfield, PA, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Clearfield County.

For more information the CCHA can be reached by calling 814-765-2485 during normal office hours Monday-Friday.


Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8147652485.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Other Clearfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Clearfield County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Clearfield County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in July 2017.

To apply, applicants were required to pick up an application at the CCHA office.

The CCHA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Clearfield County.

For more information, call the CCHA at 814-765-2485 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

About Clearfield County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/25/2019, it is not known if Clearfield 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 Clearfield County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Clearfield County Housing Authority manages 122 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 121 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $262 $422
Monthly Cost $31,691 $422

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Clearfield 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 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.4 persons and has a household income of $11,269 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 84% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

19% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 18% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

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

Of all households participating in the Clearfield County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 49% include at least one person with a disability. 71% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

75% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 20% with 2 bedrooms and 4% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Clearfield County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $267 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $372. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $91.



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 Clearfield County Housing Authority

Clearfield Family Development

222 Leavy Ave
Clearfield, PA
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