Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

100 Ross Street
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
(412) 456-5000

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is a public housing agency in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-sufficiency, Moving to Work, and Public Housing Homeownership programs. As of February 23rd, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Millione's Manor and Allegheny Union Baptist Association Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The 3-Bedroom Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Skyline Terrace Apartments 4-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Mackey Lofts Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh serves Pittsburgh.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Millione's Manor and Allegheny Union Baptist Association Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
3-Bedroom Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Skyline Terrace Apartments 4-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Mackey Lofts Disabled Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Millione's Manor and Allegheny Union Baptist Association Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications for apartments at Millione's Manor and Allegheny Union Baptist Association. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To applycomplete the online application here.

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.

Disabled applicants who need reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call (412) 456-5090. Applicants who are deaf of hearing impaired can contact the HACP at (412) 201-5384.

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

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.

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 12/28/2018.

Open Indefinitely: 3-Bedroom Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3-Bedroom units at the townhomes on Federal and Henderson Streets is currently open, from October 10, 2018 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply, call the Occupancy Department at (412) 456-5030 to request an application.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Mailed to the HACP Occupancy Department, 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.
  2. Dropped off at the HACP Occupancy Department located at address above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  3. Faxed to (412) 456-5282.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the HACP website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the HACP at TDD: (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 12/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Skyline Terrace Apartments 4-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Project Based Voucher waiting list for four-bedroom units at Skyline Terrace Apartments is currently open, from October 31, 2018, at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at the HACP office, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, ET.

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

  1. Mailed to the HACP, 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.
  2. Dropped off at the HACP office at the address above, during office hours.
  3. Faxed to (412) 456-5282.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the HACP website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the HACP at TDD: (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 12/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Mackey Lofts Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Disabled Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1 and 2 bedroom units at Mackey Lofts apartments is currently open, from August 23, 2018 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACP, "These units require the head of the household, spouse or co-head of household to be a person requiring services for hearing and/or vision impairments."

To apply, call the Occupancy Department at (412) 456-5030.

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

  1. Mailed to the HACP Occupancy Department at 100 Ross Street, 4th floor, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.
  2. Dropped off at the HACP Occupancy Department at the address above, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, ET.
  3. Faxed to the HACP Occupancy Department at (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, visit the HACP website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the HACP at TDD: (412) 201-5384.

Please be advised that part of HACP’s eligibility determination process includes the provisions of its reasonable accommodation policy, requiring families to request accommodation to qualify a person/family for a unit specifically designed for persons requiring services for hearing and/or vision impairments.  For more information on HACP’s reasonable accommodation policy and qualification for a unit specifically designed for persons requiring services for hearing and/or vision impairments, please contact the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282.

Last Updated on 12/10/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 10, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed. Information on which communities and bedroom sizes are open can be found here.

To apply, download and print the application online here, and either:

  1. Pick up a Site Selection Chart from the HACP Occupancy Department, located at 100 Ross Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
  2. Request a Site Selection Chart by calling the HACP Occupancy Department at (412) 456-5030.

Once the application and Site Selection Chart has been completed, they must be mailed or hand delivered to the address above, or faxed to (412) 456-5182. If the application is submitted without the Site Selection Chart, it will not be accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

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 here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the HACP Disability Compliance Office at (412) 456-5282. Applicants who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the HACP at TDD: (412) 201-5384.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/10/2018.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh Waiting Lists

Closed: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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.

About Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

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

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2018, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

More information about the HACP Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the HACP Home Ownership Program can be found here.

Public Housing Homeownership Program

More information about the HACP Home Ownership Program can be found here.

 

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh manages 5,428 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Tenant Protection Moving To Work VASH
Vouchers 48 5,307 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $684 $549 $411
Monthly Cost $32,811 $2,912,474 $29,983

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.


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