Delaware County Housing Authority

1855 Constitution Avenue
Woodlyn, Delaware County, Pennsylvania 19094
(610) 876-2521

Delaware County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 22nd, 2019, Delaware County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Delaware County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Delaware County, Pennsylvania Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Delaware County Housing Authority serves Delaware County but does not serve Chester.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Delaware County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Delaware County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Delaware County Housing Authority (DCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live, work or have been hired to work in Delaware County, excluding Chester; employed; victim of domestic violence; veteran.

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 DCHA website, or call the office at (610) 876-2521, from 9:00 am until 4:45 pm, 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 (610) 876-2521.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Delaware County, Pennsylvania Public Housing Waiting List

The Delaware County Housing Authority (DCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

For more information, visit the DCHA website, or call the office at (610) 876-2521.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (610) 876-2521.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/04/2018.

About Delaware County Housing Authority

More information about Delaware County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://dcha1.org/index.htm.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.rentcafe.com/onlineleasing/delaware-county-housing-authority/guestlogin.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/22/2019, it is not known if Delaware 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 Delaware County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Delaware County Housing Authority manages 2,517 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,218 9 89 56 77 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $766 $776 $995 $233 $632 $709
Monthly Cost $1,698,826 $6,984 $88,563 $13,066 $48,629 $48,212

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Delaware 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 11% having issued approximately 306 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 47 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $15,752 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

55% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

69% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Delaware County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Delaware County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $387 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,114. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



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 Delaware County Housing Authority

Howard C Kinder Park

1513 Constitution Ave
Woodlyn, PA

Fairground Homes

1309 Engle St
Chester Township, PA

Parkview Homes and Apartments

300 Griffith St
Upland, PA

Greenhill Court Apartments

1300 Clifton Ave
Sharon Hill, PA

Wallingford

306 Wallingford Ave
Media, PA

Apartment Communities managed by Delaware County Housing Authority

Kinder Park

1855 Constitution Ave
Woodlyn, PA
Subsidized

Meson

265 Burmont Rd
Upper Darby, PA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized
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