About Housing Authority of the City of Meadville

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Meadville serves Meadville.

Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Meadville (HACM) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACM offers four public housing communities with 347 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1120 Market St. Meadville, PA, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (814) 336-3177, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference for veterans.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling (814) 336-3177 during normal office hours.


Last Updated on 05/29/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Meadville manages 156 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 VASH
Vouchers 139 1 1 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $310 $289 $660 $320
Monthly Cost $43,114 $289 $660 $4,798

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

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 9% having issued approximately 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 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 $10,810 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 12% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 32% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

14% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 11% of households with children have a female head of household. 54% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Housing Choice Voucher program, 49% include at least one person with a disability. 72% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

77% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 14% with 2 bedrooms and 9% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Meadville voucher holders in 2016 was $278 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $354. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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 Meadville

1215 Elm St
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Elmwood Village is a 117 unit low income housing apartment community in Meadville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
1120 Market St
Meadville, Pennsylvania
Holland Towers is a 132 unit low income housing apartment community in Meadville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
111 Walker Dr
Meadville, Pennsylvania
William Gill Commons is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Meadville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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