Housing Authority of the City of York

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

Housing Authority of the City of York is a Public Housing Agency in York, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 19th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of York has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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
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
York County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of York Waiting Lists

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 Family Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted until further notice.

According to the HACY, "York Housing Authority manages and maintains family housing that includes 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. The offer for housing will be based on family composition and bedroom size and may be anywhere in York County."

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.

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 01/09/2020.

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 Elderly/Disabled Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted until further notice.

According to the HACY, "Wait list includes efficiencies and 1 bedroom units. Priority is given to elderly and/or disabled individuals."

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.

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 01/09/2020.

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 until further notice.

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.

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 01/09/2020.

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 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted until further notice.

According to the HACY, "These developments are affordable housing communities offered through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. There are minimum and maximum income limits based on your family size and bedroom size."

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.

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 01/09/2020.

Other Housing Authority of the City of York Waiting Lists

Closed: 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 (HACY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open on January 14, 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACY website.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 01/09/2020.

Closed: 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 Section 8 Project-Based Voucher 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 01/09/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of York

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/19/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of York is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 1,372 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,310 15 13 10 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $513 $525 $571 $1,205 $372
Monthly Cost $672,567 $7,868 $7,420 $12,049 $5,956

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.


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