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 Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the County of Butler Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Near Elderly. The Elderly. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the County of Butler manages 1,220 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 902 18 14 95 191
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $492 $452 $693 $447 $425
Monthly Cost $443,612 $8,140 $9,705 $42,468 $81,180

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
Terrace Apartments is a 242 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
214 S High St
Maple Court Apartments is a 177 unit low income housing apartment community in Zelienople.
420 W Diamond St
Wick and Diamond Sts is a 47 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the County of Butler

105 Greenview Dr
Greenview Gardens Apartments is a 137 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
20 Coolspring Rd
Tushim Manor Apartments is a 23 unit low income housing apartment community in Mercer.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
104 Sunbury Fields Ln
Sunbury Fields is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Butler.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units