About Fayette County Housing Authority

The Fayette County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

The Fayette County Housing Authority serves Fayette County, Uniontown, Brownsville, Lower Tyrone, Nicholson, Connellsville, Fairchance, Belle Vernon and Union City.

Fayette County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The FCHA offers eight public housing communities with 1,320 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing you must visit the FCHA office to fill out an application, located at 624 Pittsburgh Rd., Uniontown, PA, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  Be sure to bring these original documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, copies of bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information the FCHA can be reached by calling 724-434-2100 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 09/30/2016.

Fayette County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Fayette County Housing Authority (FCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely

Please note: As recently as 5/29/15, the FCHA web page is currently under construction, and not available to visit at this time.

To apply, you must visit the FCHA office in person, located at 624 Pittsburgh Rd., Uniontown, PA, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.  

Be sure to bring these original documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, copies of bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

The approximate wait time for a voucher is two years.

For more information, the FCHA can be reached by calling 724-434-2100 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Fayette County Housing Authority manages 964 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 952 3 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $469 $419 $355
Monthly Cost $446,209 $1,258 $3,196

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fayette 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 12% having issued approximately 80 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,754 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

37% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fayette County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Fayette County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $291 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $551. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.



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 Fayette County Housing Authority

71 Greenpoint Cir
Laurel Estates is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Uniontown.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Uniontown.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
25 W Peter St
Uniontown Senior Housing is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Uniontown.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Uniontown.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
500 Blind Ln
Belle Vernon Apartments is a 393 unit low income housing apartment community in Belle Vernon.
1 Tuskeegee Ter
East View Terrace is a 282 unit low income housing apartment community in Uniontown.
29 Gibson Ter
Gibson Terrace is a 174 unit low income housing apartment community in Connellsville.

Affordable Apartments near Fayette County Housing Authority

800 Hunters Ridge
Hunters Ridge and Simpson Manor is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Brownsville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
47 Mathews Rd. Ste. 214
Rostraver Apartments is a 96 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Belle Vernon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
43 E Main St
Gallatin Apartments is a 38 unit low income housing apartment community in Uniontown.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance