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

Housing Authority of Indiana County Housing Choice Voucher 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 07/13/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

More information about Housing Authority of Indiana County can be found on its website at http://www.housingauthority-indianacounty.com/.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Indiana County manages 488 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 455 9 1 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $339 $328 $614 $277
Monthly Cost $154,062 $2,949 $614 $6,367

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.