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Greene County Housing Authority

102 School Drive
Waynesburg, Greene County, Pennsylvania 15370

Greene County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 12th, 2020, 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 Until Further Notice
Greene County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Greene 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.

Greene County Housing Authority Phone: (724) 627-6523.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

How To Apply to the 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

Representatives of Greene County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (724) 627-6523. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/12/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Greene County Housing Authority manages 27 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 27
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $351
Monthly Cost $9,475

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 Apartments Operated by Greene County Housing Authority

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126 Wayne Vlg
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

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170 E Greene St
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania