Housing Authority of the County of Butler

114 Woody Drive
Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania 16001
(724) 287-6797

Housing Authority of the County of Butler is a Public Housing Agency in Butler, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 16th, 2019, Housing Authority of the County of Butler has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler serves Butler County and Clearfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Housing Authority of the County of Butler Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority County of Butler is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers fourteen communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Butler County. For a complete list of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 114 Woody Dr., Butler, PA 16001, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 724-287-6797, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, near elderly, victim of domestic violence, or live and/or work in Butler County.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.housingauthority.com/, or by calling 724-287-6797 during normal office hours.

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 05/29/2015.

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 http://www.housingauthority.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Butler manages 1,361 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,008 19 15 100 219
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $479 $461 $774 $468 $436
Monthly Cost $482,534 $8,765 $11,610 $46,794 $95,574

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.


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