Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 29th, 2015.

The Johnstown Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The JHA offers 11 public housing communities with 521 units dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, and 983 units for families. For a complete list of each community, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, you must visit JHA to pick up an application, located at 501 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 419, Johnstown, PA 15906, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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.

The JHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Johnstown, or a veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the JHA website at http://jhaonline.org/, or by calling 814-535-7771 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Johnstown Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • 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.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 29th, 2015.

The Johnstown Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The JHA offers 11 public housing communities with 521 units dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, and 983 units for families. For a complete list of each community, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, you must visit JHA to pick up an application, located at 501 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 419, Johnstown, PA 15906, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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.

The JHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Johnstown, or a veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the JHA website at http://jhaonline.org/, or by calling 814-535-7771 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Johnstown Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • 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.

Johnstown Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on July 22nd, 2015.

The Johnstown Housing Authority (JHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, you must visit the JHA office to pick up an application, located at 501 Chestnut St., P.O. Box 419, Johnstown, PA 15906, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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.

The JHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Johnstown, or a veteran.

This information was confirmed by a JHA representative over the phone.

More information can be found by visiting the JHA website at http://jhaonline.org/, or by calling 814-535-7771 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Prospect Homes 74/100 04/07/2014
Solomon Homes 68/100 04/08/2014
Prospect Homeowner 82/100 03/05/2013
Coopersdale 93/100 03/05/2013

Public Housing Operated by Johnstown Housing Authority

525 Vine St
Vine Street Towers is a 238 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
527 Vine St
Fulton I Connor Towers is a 252 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
420 Vine St
Townhouse Towers is a 170 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
383 Gray Ave
Prospect Homes is a 111 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
515 Lloyd Ct
Oakhurst Homes is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
378 William Penn Ave
Prospect Homeownership Phase IIi is a 2 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Johnstown Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Pennsylvania:

Affordable Apartments near Johnstown Housing Authority

102 Woodmont Rd
Laurel Wood Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
1029 Franklin St
Valley Pike Manor is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
100 Woodmont Rd
Laurel Wood Care Center is a 220 unit low income housing apartment community in Johnstown.