About Housing Authority of the County of Butler

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

The Housing Authority of the County of Butler serves Butler County, Slippery Rock, Saxonburg, Butler, Mercer, Zelienople, Chicora, Cranberry and Clearfield.

Housing Authority of the County of Butler Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.


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 1,245 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 927 18 15 94 191
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $452 $468 $710 $459 $423
Monthly Cost $419,360 $8,419 $10,653 $43,106 $80,831

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 Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Butler

111 S Cliff St
Butler, Pennsylvania
Terrace Apartments is a 242 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
214 S High St
Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Maple Court Apartments is a 177 unit low income housing apartment community in Zelienople.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
420 W Diamond St
Butler, Pennsylvania
Wick and Diamond Sts is a 47 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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