About Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh serves Pittsburgh.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is currently accepting Public Housing pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here. The pre-application must be completed by an ink pen.

Please note: The HACP states that applicants must also submit a Site Selection Chart to identify which communities applicants would like to live in. This document is only obtainable at the HACP Occupancy Department, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. A maximum of three communities may be selected. Applicants who need assistance in obtaining a Site Selection Chart can contact the HACP Occupancy Department at (412) 456-5030.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be submitted with the Site Selection Chart. These documents can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above, or faxed to (412) 456-5182. If the pre-application is not submitted with the Site Selection Chart, it will not be accepted.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable assistance to complete the pre-application can call the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282, Ext. 1. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired can contact the HACP at (412) 201-5384.

The HACP has identified a preference for veterans. Further explanation of the preference can be found on the pre-application.

Qualified applicants will be placed onto the waiting list for the selected community by date and time of the application submission.

Once an applicant's name reached the top of the waiting list, they will be notified by mail to have a scheduled processing session with a HACP representative. The date, time and location of this meeting will be noted in the letter, along with required documentation that must be brought to the session. All adult (18+) members of the household must attend this meeting. If any of these requirements are not fulfilled, by the scheduled session, the household will be removed from the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACP website, or call (412) 456-5000 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at http://www.hacp.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Last Updated on 10/02/2015.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list pre-applications for elderly (62+) households.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. The Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program operates similarly to Public Housing, in which tenants must live in a specific unit to receive housing assistance. For HCV information, please scroll down below the PBV section.

To applycomplete the online pre-application here. Printed pre-applications are not available.

Disabled applicants who need reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call (412) 456-5030.

If an applicant does not have access to the internet, they can visit a public library, or the HACP Occupancy Department.

Applicants who are deaf of hearing impaired can contact the HACP at (412) 201-5384.

Qualified applicants will be placed onto the waiting list by date and time of the application submission.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (412) 456-5000.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly two weeks in September 2015, and prior to that 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 pre-application.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (412) 456-5000.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Morse Gardens 89/100 03/14/2014
Scattered Sites So 64/100 05/07/2014
Finello Pavilion 79/100 03/12/2014
Homewood North 60/100 03/25/2014
Allegheny Dwelling 61/100 03/24/2014
Arlington Heights 71/100 03/20/2014
Bedford Dwellings 61/100 04/23/2014
Frank H. Mazza Pav 90/100 04/01/2014
Pennsylvania-bidwe 62/100 03/21/2014
Scattered Sites No 57/100 05/05/2014
Addison Terrace 61/100 04/29/2014
Bernice Crawley Hi 94/100 03/14/2014
Glen Hazel Heights 61/100 04/21/2014
Murray Towers 87/100 03/18/2014
Northview Heights 56/100 03/27/2014
Gualtieri Manor 84/100 03/12/2014
Pietragallo Regenc 72/100 03/18/2014
Garfield Hts Phase 92/100 03/10/2014
The Legacy Apartme 96/100 05/28/2013
Manchester Phase I 82/100 05/17/2013
Oak Hill Phase 1b 83/100 05/13/2013
New Pennley Place 95/100 06/03/2013
Pietragallo Regenc 78/100 06/10/2013
Morse Gardens 79/100 06/11/2013
Finello Pavilion 71/100 06/12/2013
Scattered Sites No 47/100 06/03/2013
Bernice Crawley Hi 72/100 06/12/2013
Glen Hazel Heights 49/100 06/10/2013
Murray Towers 78/100 06/11/2013
Scattered Sites So 64/100 05/15/2013
Homewood North 61/100 06/12/2013
Pressley St Hi-ris 63/100 05/29/2013
Pennsylvania-bidwe 75/100 06/06/2013
Northview Heights 58/100 09/03/2013
Allegheny Dwelling 58/100 06/13/2013
Bedford Dwellings 58/100 06/05/2013
Addison Terrace 56/100 06/17/2013

Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

1020A Brushton Ave
Homewood North is a 126 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Pittsburgh.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2121 Centre Ave
The Legacy Apartments is a 108 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pittsburgh.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2829 Bedford Ave
Riverview Terrace is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pittsburgh.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
5601 Penn Ave
New Pennley Place Phase II is a 41 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pittsburgh.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
6935 Frankstown Ave
Silver Lake Commons is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pittsburgh.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

2115 Park Hill Drive
Maple Ridge is a 91 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Pittsburgh. Rents at Maple Ridge are $870-925.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
255 East Ohio Street
Allegheny Commons is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Pittsburgh. Rents at Allegheny Commons are $580-889.
7754 Tioga St
7754 Tioga St is a 1 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Pittsburgh.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit