Housing Authority of the County of Butler

114 Woody Drive
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001

Housing Authority of the County of Butler is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 22nd, 2021, Housing Authority of the County of Butler has 4 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler serves Allegheny.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Butler County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of the County of Butler Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Franklin Court Apartments Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Historic Lafayette Apartments Near-Elderly Senior Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the County of Butler Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler Website: https://www.housingauthority.com/.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler Phone: (724) 287-6797.

Open Until Further Notice: Butler County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butler (HACB) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 28, 2021 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from the HACB Administrative Office, located at 114 Woody Dr, Butler, PA 16001.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the HACB Administrative office, address mentioned above. Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Applications will not be accepted through the mail or the HACB Drop Box.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Local Residency

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB public notice on August 5, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butler 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 (724) 287-6797.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/07/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The The Housing Authority of the County of Butler (HACB) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the HACB office, located at 114 Woody Dr., Butler, PA 16001.
  2. Call (724) 287-6797 to request an application by mail.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Near elderly
  • Victim of domestic violence
  • Live and/or work in Butler County.

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB website on May 29, 2015.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 287-6797.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/05/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Franklin Court Apartments Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butler (HACB) Family Public Housing waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Franklin Court Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2021, until further notice.

  • Franklin Court Apartments, is located at Kaufman Drive in the City of Butler, PA.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Call (724) 287-6797 or (800) 433-6327

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB on September 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 287-6797 or (800) 433-6327.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Historic Lafayette Apartments Near-Elderly Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Butler (HACB) Near-Elderly Public Housing waiting list for Efficiency, 1, and 2-Bedroom apartments at Historic Lafayette Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2021, until further notice.

  • Historic Lafayette Apartments, is located at 302 South Main Street in Butler, PA.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application available here.
  2. Call (724) 287-6797 or (800) 433-6327

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $35,640
  • 2 Persons $40,740

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HACB website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACB on September 2, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724) 287-6797 or (800) 433-6327.

Last Updated on 09/17/2021.

About Housing Authority of the County of Butler

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Butler can be found on its website at https://www.housingauthority.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Butler may be available by phone at (724) 287-6797. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/22/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Butler 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 County of Butler Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Butler manages 1,290 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 991 21 7 87 184
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $515 $486 $1,004 $426 $471
Monthly Cost $510,653 $10,201 $7,027 $37,044 $86,705

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

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 12% having issued approximately 108 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,238 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% 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, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

35% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Butler Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Butler voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $608. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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 County of Butler

Terrace Apartments

111 S Cliff St
Butler, Pennsylvania

Maple Court Apartments

214 S High St
Zelienople, Pennsylvania

Wick and Diamond Sts

420 W Diamond St
Butler, Pennsylvania