About Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong serves Armstrong County, Parker, Wayne, Apollo, Applewold, Atwood, Bethel, Boggs, Bradys Bend, Burrell, Cadogan, Cowanshannock, Dayton, East Franklin, Elderton, Ford City, Ford Cliff, Freeport, Gilpin, Hovey, Kiskimere, Kiskiminetas, Kittanning, Kittanningship, Leechburg, Lenape Heights, Madison, Mahoning, Manor, Manorville, North Apollo, North Buffalo, North Vandergrift, Orchard Hills, Parks, Perry, Pine, Pleasant View, Plumcreek, Rayburn, Redbank, Rural Valley, South Bend, South Bethlehem, South Buffalo, Sugarcreek, Templeton, Valley, Washington, Wayneship, West Franklin, West Hills, West Kittanning and Worthington.

Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong (HACA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled houseolds.

The HACA offers 10 Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACA office, located at 350 South Jefferson St, Kittanning, PA 16201, from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to address above.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Life, work or hired to work in Armstrong County, veteran, elderly, disabled. Single persons who are not elderly, disabled or displaced will not be placed higher on the waiting list than elderly, disabled or displaced families of up to two persons; regardless of other preferences.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website, or call the office at (724) 548-7671.

Last Updated on 05/24/2017.

Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in July 2017; and prior to that from July 2014 until January 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACA Administrative Office.
  2. Pick up an application at Armstrong County Senior Centers and public libraries in Apollo, Ford City, Kittanning, Leechburg, Worthington and Freeport.
  3. Download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been delivered to the HACA Administrative Office during the opening period.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Life, work or hired to work in Armstrong County, veteran, elderly, disabled. Single persons who are not elderly, disabled or displaced will not be placed higher on the waiting list than elderly, disabled or displaced families of up to two persons; regardless of other preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website, or call the office at (724) 548-7671.

Last Updated on 07/31/2017.


About the Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong manages 256 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 217 6 14 18 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $354 $345 $657 $395 $453
Monthly Cost $76,838 $2,070 $9,204 $7,111 $453

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong

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 30 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,461 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 81% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

36% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

32% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 County of Armstrong voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $472. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



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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