Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

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

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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 December 10th, 2018, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh has 6 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. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on December 10th, 2018.

Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh serves Pittsburgh.

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Project-Based VoucherOpen Indefinitely
Project-Based VoucherOpen Indefinitely
Disabled Project-Based VoucherOpen Indefinitely
Public HousingOpen Indefinitely
Housing Choice VoucherOpen Soon

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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.

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 5,601 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 28 5,500 73
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $857 $584 $398
Monthly Cost $23,987 $3,210,414 $29,035

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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