McKeesport Housing Authority

2901 Brownlee Street
McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15132
(412) 673-6942

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

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 May 22nd, 2019, McKeesport Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The McKeesport, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McKeesport, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open McKeesport Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: McKeesport, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 17, 2019 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

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

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the MHA main office, located at 2901 Brownlee Avenue, Second Floor, McKeesport, Pennsylvania 15132, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  3. Pick up an application Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at the following MHA offices:
  • James Brewster Community Center located at 700 George F Young Drive, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132 
  • Harrison Village Rent Office located at 100 13th Street, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132
  • McKeesport Towers Rent Office located at 601 Sixth Street, Mckeesport, Pennsylvania, 15132

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off at the MHA main office at the above address during the above listed hours.
  2. Dropped off at any of the MHA offices listed at the above addresses, during the above listed hours.
  3. Faxed to MHA at (412) 673-1706.
  4. Emailed to csnyder@mckha.org.

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

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the MHA Section 8 page here,

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 03/19/2019.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, 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 here,

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 01/11/2019.

About McKeesport Housing Authority

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

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.

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

About the McKeesport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, McKeesport Housing Authority manages 470 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
Vouchers 425 4 41
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $509 $328 $608
Monthly Cost $216,508 $1,311 $24,917

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 Operated by McKeesport Housing Authority

E R Crawford Village

1 Crawford Vlg
McKeesport, PA

R B Harrison Village

2 Crawford Vlg
McKeesport, PA
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