Greene County Housing Authority

102 School Drive
Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370
(724) 627-6523

Greene County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 20th, 2019, Greene County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Greene County Housing Authority serves Greene County.

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

Open Greene County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Greene County Housing Authority (GCHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The GCHA offers two public housing communities with 284 units for families and senior disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the GCHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 170 East Greene St., Waynesburg, PA 15370, during normal office hours.
  2. Out of county applicants can request an application be mailed to you by calling (724) 627-6523 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. 

The following documentation is required: Birth certificates, Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The GCHA has identified the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, working, veteran, displaced by a disaster, or a parent about to lose their child through court system.

For more information, call the GCHA office at (724) 627-6523.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724)627-6523.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/10/2015.

Other Greene County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Greene County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Greene County Housing Authority (GCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in December 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


For more information, call the GCHA office at (724) 627-6523.

Last Updated on 11/10/2015.

About Greene County Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if Greene 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 Greene County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Greene County Housing Authority manages 29 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $360
Monthly Cost $10,443

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greene 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 18% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $10,392 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 7% 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 86% 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, 21% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 43% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

11% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 7% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

0% 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 Greene County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 43% include at least one person with a disability. 78% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 57% with 2 bedrooms and 7% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Greene County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $268 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $454. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



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 Greene County Housing Authority

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126 Wayne Vlg
Waynesburg, PA

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170 E Greene St
Waynesburg, PA
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