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Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

100 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15219

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Public Housing Homeownership, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Moving to Work programs. As of July 6th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Millione's Manor Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Allegheny Union Baptist Association, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Sandstone Quarry Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Kelly Hamilton Homes, Lofts at Bentley, Middle Hill Homes, Skyline Terrace and Elmer Williams Square Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Legacy Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh serves Pittsburgh.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Millione's Manor Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Allegheny Union Baptist Association, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Sandstone Quarry Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Kelly Hamilton Homes, Lofts at Bentley, Middle Hill Homes, Skyline Terrace and Elmer Williams Square Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Legacy Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Miller Street Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Crawford Square Apartments, 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
East Liberty Place South, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Sycamore Street Apartments, 1-Bedroom Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Hillcrest Senior Residences, 1-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Website: https://hacp.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Phone: (412) 456-5000.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 26, 2020, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh website says:

"HACP has instituted a number of operational changes to help ensure the safety of residents, staff and the general public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the immediate suspension of rent-related evictions. Additionally, our offices are closed to the public and services are being provided remotely. We are working to ensure that core services are maintained during this period and responding to requests for information as quickly as possible.

Please note, HACP will continue to process HAP payments, rent increases, move-ins, RFTAs, annual recertification, interim re-certifications and contracts for our landlords.

We will also have staff available to address questions and concerns from residents of either HACP public housing or Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) clients. Please continue to read of for additional information and contact information."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Millione's Manor Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Millione's Manor Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from December 27, 2018 at 9:35 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. After submitting the application, a Site Selection Chart must be completed. A Site Selection Chart can be obtained at the HACP Occupancy Department, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Applicants who are unable to visit the HACP office can call (412) 456-5030.

Applications are available online only. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can visit a public library, or the HACP Occupancy Department.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 456-5090. Applicants who are deaf of hearing impaired can contact the HACP at (412) 201-5384.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Allegheny Union Baptist Association, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Allegheny Union Baptist Association is currently open. Applications are being accepted from December 27, 2018 at 9:35 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. After submitting the application, a Site Selection Chart must be completed. A Site Selection Chart can be obtained at the HACP Occupancy Department, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Applicants who are unable to visit the HACP office can call (412) 456-5030.

Applications are available online only. If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can visit a public library, or the HACP Occupancy Department.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 456-5090. Applicants who are deaf of hearing impaired can contact the HACP at (412) 201-5384.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Sandstone Quarry Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HAPA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Sandstone Quarry Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 12, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply, call (412) 456-5030 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to HAPA Occupancy Department at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15215.
  2. Dropped off at the HAPA Occupancy Department at the address above, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, ET.
  3. Faxed to (412) 456-5182.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, read the HAPA public notice, or visit the HAPA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 456-5030.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Kelly Hamilton Homes, Lofts at Bentley, Middle Hill Homes, Skyline Terrace and Elmer Williams Square Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at the communities listed below is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from February 24, 2020 at 8:00 am, until further notice.

This waiting list is for the following Project Based Voucher Site Based Communities:

  • Kelly Hamilton Homes (1, 2 and 3 bedroom units only) – located in Homewood
  • Lofts at Bentley (1 and 2 bedroom units only) – located in the Hill District
  • Middle Hill Homes (1 bedroom units only) – located in the Hill District
  • Skyline Terrace (1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units only) – located in the Hill District
  • Elmer Williams Square (1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units only) – located in East Liberty

To apply during the opening period, contact the Occupancy Department at (412) 456-5030 to request a pre-application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  • Submitted in person to the HACP Occupancy Department between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Mailed to the the HACP Occupancy Department, 100 Ross Street – 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
  • Faxed to (412) 456-5182. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACP website, as of February 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via he HACP’s Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/24/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Legacy Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher 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 Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Senior (62+) Project-Based Voucher apartments at the Legacy Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from December 27, 2018, until further notice.

To applycomplete the online application here.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 456-5000.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Waiting Lists

Closed: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in December, 2018; and before that for about two weeks in September 2015, and in May 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACP Housing Choice Voucher page here.

Last Updated on 02/09/2019.

Closed: Miller Street Apartments, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Miller Street Apartments is currently closed. It was last open from June 14, 2019, until October 17, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the HACP.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the HACP.
  2. Dropped off at the HACP.
  3. Faxed to the HACP.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Closed: Crawford Square Apartments, 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project Based Voucher apartments at Crawford Square Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 20, 2019, until October 17, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Crawford Square Apartments, is located at 510 Protectory Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to request the pre-application by calling the HACP Occupancy Department.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Occupancy Department.
  2. Submitted in person to the HACP Occupancy Department.
  3. Faxed to the HACP.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Closed: East Liberty Place South, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at East Liberty Place South is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 20, 2019, until October 17, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

East Liberty Place South, is located at 5836 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to request the pre-application by calling the HACP Occupancy Department.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Occupancy Department.
  2. Submitted in person to the HACP Occupancy Department.
  3. Faxed to the HACP.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Closed: Sycamore Street Apartments, 1-Bedroom Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Near-Elderly (55+) Project Based Voucher apartments at Sycamore Street Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 20, 2019, until October 17, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Sycamore Street Apartments is located at 124 W. Sycamore Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15211. These units require the head of household to be at least 55 years of age.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to request the pre-application by calling the HACP Occupancy Department.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Occupancy Department.
  2. Submitted in person to the HACP Occupancy Department.
  3. Faxed to the HACP.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

Closed: Hillcrest Senior Residences, 1-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Senior Section 8 Project Based Voucher apartments at Hillcrest Senior Residences is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on October 17, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACP website.

Last Updated on 12/18/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Holiday Office Hours: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh can be found on its website at https://hacp.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh may be available by phone at (412) 456-5000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (412) 520-3848.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh manages 5,308 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:

Tenant Protection Moving To Work VASH
Vouchers 46 5,198 64
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $696 $640 $612
Monthly Cost $32,023 $3,324,933 $39,166

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

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 8% having issued approximately 682 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 32 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,754 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

52% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 50% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

82% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% 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, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Pittsburgh voucher holders in 2016 was $347 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $561. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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 Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

The Legacy Apartments

2121 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
62+

Riverview Terrace

2829 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

New Pennley Place Phase II

5601 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Silver Lake Commons

6935 Frankstown Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

North Aiken Apartments

5330 N Aiken Ct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Fairmont Apartments

5461 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Bedford Dwellings

2305 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Bidwell

1014 Sheffield St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accessible
62+

Pressley Street

601 Pressley St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Accessible
62+

Murray Towers

2385 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Bernice Crawley Highrise

945 Roselle Ct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Caliguiri Plaza

803 E Warrington Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accessible
62+

Finello Pavilion

3206 Niagara St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Morse Gardens

2416 Sarah St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Carrick Regency

2129 Brownsville Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Gualtieri Manor

2125 Los Angeles St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Oak Hill Phase 1b

2415 Allequippa St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Manchester Phase IIa and B

1100 Sheffield St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Addison Terrace

2100 Elmore Sq
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Arlington Heights

3123 Cordell Pl
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Allegheny Dwellings

1710 Belleau Dr
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Scattered Sites South

1603 Ballinger St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Glen Hazel

945 Roselle Ct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Glen Hazel High Rise

945 Roselle Ct
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Scattered Sites North

114 N Dallas Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Frank H. Mazza Pavilion

920 Brookline Blvd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1 BR

Broadhead Manor Targeted

3617 Fairwood St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bedford Hill Apartments Phase 1b

2010 Bedford Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Garfield Heights Phase I

5386 Mossfield St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Garfield Commons Phase II

9 Fern Cir
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Garfield Heights Phase 3

5012 Columbo St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ramps Fix for Development 22

108 Walter St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ramps Fix for Development 39

512 Norton St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Northview Heights High Rise

533 Mt. Pleasant Rd
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible
62+