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Housing Authority of the City of York

31 S. Broad Street
York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403

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

Housing Authority of the City of York is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 5th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of York has 6 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The York County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 30th, 2020. The York Family Residences Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 30th, 2020. The Family Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Single Room Occupancy Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of York serves York County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
York County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
York Family Residences Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Single Room Occupancy Open Until Further Notice
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Open Until Further Notice
George Street Commons Project-Based Voucher Closed
Homes at Thackston Park Project-Based Voucher Closed
New Freedom Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of York 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 York Website: http://www.yorkhousingauthority.com/.

Housing Authority of the City of York Phone: (717) 845-2601.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not yet confirmed if these waiting lists are still open. As of April 1, 2020, the website says:

"As of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 all York Housing Authority Offices will be closed to the Public and Residents."

More information can be found here.

Open Now: York County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (YHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 2, 2020 at 8:30 am, until December 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application in English here, and in Spanish here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government? (Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application.)
  • Homeless
  • Veteran
  • Currently in a Rapid Rehousing or Permanent Supportive Housing Program
  • Transitioning out of a healthcare and/or other segregated living environment

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the YHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in York County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Open Now: York Family Residences Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (YHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at York Family Residences is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 2, 2020 at 8:30 am, until December 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application in English here, or in Spanish here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government? (Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application.)
  • Homeless
  • Veteran
  • Currently in a Rapid Rehousing or Permanent Supportive Housing Program
  • Transitioning out of a healthcare and/or other segregated living environment

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the YHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 5, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

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 03/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 2-5 Bedroom, Family Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select an open waiting list in the "Family Public Housing" section.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government
    • Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application
  • Homeless
  • Veteran

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 6, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 0/Efficiency and 1-Bedroom, Elderly/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select an open waiting list in the "Elderly/Disabled Public Housing" section.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Elderly and/or disabled individuals
  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government
    • Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application
  • Homeless
  • Veteran

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 6, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Single Room Occupancy Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for Single Room Occupancy apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACY, "Single Room Occupancy is a single room with a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Single persons only can apply. Only at Dutch Kitchen or YMCA Men's Resident."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the waiting list in the "SRO - Single Room Occupancy" section.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government
    • Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application
  • Homeless
  • Veteran

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 6, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. Select the waiting list in the "Affordable Housing Options - Tax Credit Developments" section.

This waiting list may have the following preferences:

  • Live or work in York County
  • Involuntary displaced by a local disaster as declared by the Government
    • Must provide documentation within 10 days of submitting the application
  • Homeless
  • Veteran

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Housing Authority of the City of York, as of March 6, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (717) 845-2601.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Other Housing Authority of the City of York Waiting Lists

Closed: George Street Commons Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at George Street Commons is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

Please note: The HACY identifies the 3-Bedroom waiting list as an accessible unit.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Closed: Homes at Thackston Park Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Homes at Thackston Park is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

Closed: New Freedom Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at New Freedom Apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Last Updated on 03/06/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of York

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

More information about Housing Authority of the City of York can be found on its website at http://www.yorkhousingauthority.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of York may be available by phone at (717) 845-2601. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of York manages 1,340 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:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,281 14 13 10 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $516 $640 $525 $624 $417
Monthly Cost $661,235 $8,953 $6,820 $6,242 $5,844

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

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 9% having issued approximately 149 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 33 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,843 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

54% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

61% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of York Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% 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. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 York voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $577. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



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 York

Codorus

345 Stone Ave
York, Pennsylvania

Wellington Homes

30 N Hartley St
York, Pennsylvania

Parkway Homes

111 Lincoln St
York, Pennsylvania

Broad Park Manor

440 E King St
York, Pennsylvania

Scatter Site

19 W Pennsylvania Ave
Yoe, Pennsylvania

Fairmont

300 Ramsay Pl
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

Springfield

1930 Kenneth Rd
York, Pennsylvania

Stony Brook Manor

100 Pleasant Acres Rd
York, Pennsylvania

Eastwood Terrace

326 E Cottage Pl
York, Pennsylvania

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of York

Village Court

3109 Village Court Dr
Dover, Pennsylvania
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers