About Housing Authority of Indiana County

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

The Housing Authority of Indiana County serves Indiana County, Saltsburg, Robinson, Clymer and Blairsville.

Housing Authority of Indiana County Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The HAIC offers four family communities ranging in size from 2 to 3 bedrooms, and three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 104 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The HAIC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, resident of pennsylvania, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the HAIC website at http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/, or by calling 724-463-4730 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of Indiana County Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. The Homeless. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Housing Authority of Indiana County Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

Please note: Applicants residing in Pennsylvania have an approximate 6 month to a year wait for a voucher.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority in person to pick up an application, located at 104 Philadelphia St., Indiana, PA 15701, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

The HAIC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, homeless, resident of pennsylvania, disabled, enrolled in an educational or job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the HAIC website at http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/, or by calling 724-463-4730 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Housing Authority of Indiana County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Indiana County manages 485 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 453 9 1 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $349 $338 $614 $320
Monthly Cost $157,980 $3,038 $614 $7,045

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Indiana County

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 16% having issued approximately 29 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $12,582 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 83% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% 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.

21% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Indiana County Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 61% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Housing Authority of Indiana County voucher holders in 2016 was $304 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $440. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $165.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Indiana County

400 Hemlock Way
Burrell Twnshp is a 163 unit low income housing apartment community in Saltsburg.
109 Bentley Dr
Blairview Apartments CO Conifer Realty is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community in Blairsville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Blairsville.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
525 Sherman St
Clymer House Stanford Management is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community in Clymer.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Clymer.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing