Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson
Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson is a Public Housing Agency in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 7th, 2019, Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson 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 Jefferson serves Jefferson County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson Waiting Lists
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
This housing authority offers four family communities, three communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and one mixed population community. For a complete list of each community this housin authority offers, please follow this link
To apply for public housing, you must call the housing authority to schedule an appointment at 814-938-7140 or 814-653-7804 during normal office hours. Be sure to bring these documents with you at the time of your appointment: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
No preferences were noted.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (814)938-7140.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/29/2015.
About Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson
More information about Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson can be found on its website at http://www.jeffcoha.com.
Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson may be available by phone at (814) 938-7140. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson manages 262 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||260 ||2 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$358 ||$572 |
||$93,144 ||$1,144 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson
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 18% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 7 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,249 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
30% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.
2% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
58% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Jefferson voucher holders in 2016 was $300 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $480. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $198.
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 Jefferson
201 N Jefferson St
715 Grant St