Delaware County Housing Authority

1855 Constitution Avenue, Woodlyn, PA

There are two waiting lists open now offered by Delaware County Housing Authority.

Delaware County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Delaware County Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Delaware County but does not serve Chester.

Go to the Pennsylvania Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Pennsylvania Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Delaware County, Pennsylvania Section 8 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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 Until Further Notice: Delaware County, Pennsylvania 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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

Website: http://dcha1.org/.

Phone: (610) 876-2521.

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.

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Delaware County Housing Authority manages 2,500 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,185 7 107 70 63 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $784 $655 $906 $507 $554 $658
Monthly Cost $1,713,304 $4,586 $96,929 $35,503 $34,889 $44,777
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 Apartments Operated by Delaware County Housing Authority

Howard C Kinder Park

1513 Constitution Ave
Woodlyn, Pennsylvania

Fairground Homes

1309 Engle St
Chester Township, Pennsylvania

Parkview Homes and Apartments

300 Griffith St
Upland, Pennsylvania

Greenhill Court Apartments

1300 Clifton Ave
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Wallingford

306 Wallingford Ave
Media, Pennsylvania

Delaware Cty Fairgrounds III

1301 Peterson St
Chester Township, Pennsylvania

Low Income Housing Managed by Delaware County Housing Authority

Kinder Park

1855 Constitution Ave
Woodlyn, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted

Meson

265 Burmont Rd
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing