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Clearfield County Housing Authority

203 South Third Street
Clearfield, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania 16830

Clearfield County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 27th, 2020, Clearfield County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Clearfield County Housing Authority serves Clearfield County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Clearfield 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.

Clearfield County Housing Authority Website: https://clearfieldhousing.org.

Clearfield County Housing Authority Phone: (814) 765-2485.

Open Until Further Notice: 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Clearfield County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments at Houtzdale Apartments, Henry E. Meyer Towers, Hawk Run Apartments, and Edgewood Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the CCHA Administrative Office, located at 203 South 3rd Street, Clearfield, PA 16830.
  2. Call (814) 765-2485 to request an application by mail.

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

  1. Dropped off in person at the CCHA Administrative Office at the address mentioned above.
  2. Mailed to the CCHA Administrative Office at the address mentioned above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CCHA Application page, or the CCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHA, as of March 3, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Clearfield, Hawk Run, and Houtzdale, 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 (814) 765-2485.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2020.

Other Clearfield County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Clearfield County Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted since at least February 1, 2020, until March 6, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list was originally scheduled to close on April 1, 2020. A public notice was published on March 5, 2020, stating that the waiting list would now close on the date mentioned above.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the CCHA Administrative Office.
  2. Call CCHA to request an application by mail.

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

  1. Dropped off in person at the CCHA Administrative Office.
  2. Mailed to the CCHA Administrative Office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the CCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by The Progress, as of March 5, 2020.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

About Clearfield County Housing Authority

More information about Clearfield County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://clearfieldhousing.org.

Representatives of Clearfield County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (814) 765-2485. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Clearfield County Housing Authority manages 126 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
Vouchers 126
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $266
Monthly Cost $33,526

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 Apartments Operated by Clearfield County Housing Authority

Clearfield Family Development

222 Leavy Ave
Clearfield, Pennsylvania