Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin

501 Mohn Street
Steelton, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania 17113

Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin is a Public Housing Agency in Steelton, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin serves Dauphin County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin is currently closed and not accepting new applications.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin will be opening their public housing waiting list for families and senior/disabled individuals on June 1, 2015, at 9:00 am.

Please Note: The public housing waiting list for families will close on June 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm. The public housing waiting list for senior/disabled individuals does not have a close date at this time.

On June 1, 2015, the application will be available to apply online here. The housing authority will no longer accept paper applications.

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number, please write down this number for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: employed and working at least 20 hours a week for the last three months, have been employed at least seven months in the last 12 months, disabled, live and/or work in Dauphin County but outside of the City of Harrisburg, live and/or work in Dauphin County, displaced by government action, displaced by a natural disaster, under government witness protection, victim of domestic violence, or homeless.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.dauphinhousing.org/, or by calling 717-939-9301 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

About Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin can be found on its website at http://www.dauphinhousing.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin may be available by phone at (717) 939-9301. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/07/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin 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 Dauphin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin manages 1,022 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 Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 909 12 36 20 45
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $664 $575 $805 $1,149 $540
Monthly Cost $603,144 $6,903 $28,967 $22,985 $24,289

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

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 6% having issued approximately 180 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 40 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $14,392 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

61% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

71% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

19% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Dauphin voucher holders in 2016 was $382 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $737. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Dauphin

Griffith House

800 Wood St
Steelton, PA

Hoy Towers

301 Mohn St
Steelton, PA

Bistline House

1291 S 28th St
Harrisburg, PA

Latsha Towers

501 Mohn St
Steelton, PA

Essex House

320 Market St
Middletown, PA

Laurel Hill

120 Maple Ln
Williamstown, PA

Rattling Creek Apartments

15 S 2nd St
Lykens, PA

Lang Manor

141 Watson St
Steelton, PA

Cole Crest

2 Kennedy Ln
Steelton, PA

Genesis Court

1 Genesis Ct
Middletown, PA