McKeesport Housing Authority

2901 Brownlee Street
McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132

McKeesport Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in McKeesport, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Homeownership Voucher programs. As of January 29th, 2020, McKeesport Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

McKeesport Housing Authority serves McKeesport.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
McKeesport, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open McKeesport Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January 11, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up an application at the MHA Administrative Office, located at 2901 Brownlee Avenue, Second Floor, McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132, Monday through Friday.
  2. Pick up an application at any of the rental offices listed here.

For more information, visit the MHA Communities page, or the MHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (412) 673-6942.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/18/2019.

Other McKeesport Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: McKeesport, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 17, 2019, until September 30, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

McKeesport, PA is about 12 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA main office.
  3. Pick up an application at other MHA offices.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off at the MHA main office.
  2. Dropped off at any of the other listed MHA offices.
  3. Faxed to MHA.
  4. Emailed to MHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled and Veterans.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA Section 8 page, or the MHA website.

Last Updated on 09/30/2019.

About McKeesport Housing Authority

More information about McKeesport Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mckha.org/.

Representatives of McKeesport Housing Authority may be available by phone at (412) 673-6942. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:30am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:30pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 01/08/2019, McKeesport Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the McKeesport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, McKeesport Housing Authority manages 481 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 444 4 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $562 $258 $551
Monthly Cost $249,658 $1,030 $18,169

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for McKeesport Housing Authority

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 13% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 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 $13,328 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 91% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the McKeesport Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 52% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 McKeesport Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $570. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $225.



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 Apartments Operated by McKeesport Housing Authority

Crawford Village

Ohio & Brownlee Streets
McKeesport, PA

Harrison Village

100 Thirteenth Street
McKeesport, PA

Yester Square LP

Ohio & Brownlee Streets
McKeesport, PA

Locust Street Scattered Sites

100 Thirteenth Street
McKeesport, PA

Steelview Manor

501 Pirl Street
McKeesport, PA

lsbir Manor

Building 17- Harrison Village
McKeesport, PA

McKeesport Towers

601 Sixth Street
McKeesport, PA
55+
62+

Grandview Apartments

2130 Grandview Avenue
McKeesport, PA
62+