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 Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 04/26/2017.

Pittsburgh, PA Section 8 PBV Elderly Wait List: Open Indefinitely

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

To applycomplete the online 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.

Applicants will be placed onto the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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


IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 04/26/2017.

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

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 application.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

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

Last Updated on 04/26/2017.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh manages 5,598 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Moving To Work VASH
Vouchers 5,537 61
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $539 $402
Monthly Cost $2,984,428 $24,530

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 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 or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance Public Housing
2121 Centre Ave
The Legacy Apartments is a 108 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
2829 Bedford Ave
Riverview Terrace is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
5601 Penn Ave
New Pennley Place Phase II is a 41 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
6935 Frankstown Ave
Silver Lake Commons is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Pittsburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing Project Based Rental Assistance

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 or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
7245 Bennett Street
Bennett Place Apartments is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community that provides St.-1 bedroom apartments for rent in Pittsburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units