About Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport

The Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Mc Keesport, Pennsylvania.

Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
 
This housing authority offers three family communities, two near elderly communities, and one elderly only community, located throughout Mckeesport.

To apply for public housing, please download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to 2901 Brownlee Ave., 2nd Floor, Mckeesport, PA 15132 during normal office hours. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference for veterans and family of veterans.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.mckha.org/, or by calling 412-673-6942 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

More information about Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport can be found on its website at http://www.mckha.org/.


About the Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport manages 458 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 429 4 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $500 $327 $734
Monthly Cost $214,414 $1,307 $18,343

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport

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 13% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $13,328 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 the City of McKeesport voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $225.



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 Housing Authority of the City of McKeesport

1 Crawford Vlg
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
E R Crawford Village is a 601 unit low income housing apartment community in McKeesport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
2 Crawford Vlg
McKeesport, Pennsylvania
R B Harrison Village is a 229 unit low income housing apartment community in McKeesport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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