Housing Authority of the City of York

31 S. Broad Street
York, York County, Pennsylvania 17403
(717) 845-2601

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 May 21st, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of York has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Single Room Occupancy Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of York serves York County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Single Room Occupancy Open Indefinitely
Housing Authority of the City of York Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of York Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences that may improve an applicant's spot on the waiting list: Live or work in York County, involuntarily displaced by government declared local disaster, homeless, veteran, currently living in state or federal subsidized housing.

For more information, visit the HACY website, or call the office at (717) 845-2601.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7178452601.

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 09/22/2017.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences that may improve an applicant's spot on the waiting list: Live or work in York County, involuntarily displaced by government declared local disaster, homeless, veteran, currently living in state or federal subsidized housing.

For more information, visit the HACY website, or call the office at (717) 845-2601.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7178452601.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/22/2017.

Open Indefinitely: Single Room Occupancy Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of York (HACY) is currently accepting Single Room Occupancy waiting list applications.

Please note: Single Room Occupancy is a single room with a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. Single persons only can apply. 

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences that may improve an applicant's spot on the waiting list: Live or work in York County, involuntarily displaced by government declared local disaster, homeless, veteran, currently living in state or federal subsidized housing.

For more information, visit the HACY website, or call the office at (717) 845-2601.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7178452601.

Last Updated on 09/22/2017.

Other Housing Authority of the City of York Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of York 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 in January 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/21/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of York manages 1,384 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,332 15 13 10 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $513 $551 $564 $460 $417
Monthly Cost $682,878 $8,272 $7,336 $4,601 $2,499

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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