Mifflin County Housing Authority
Mifflin County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lewistown, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 10th, 2019, Mifflin County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Mifflin County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Mifflin County Housing Authority serves Mifflin County.
Waiting List Statuses
|Mifflin County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
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Mifflin County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Mifflin County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.
Mifflin County, PA is about 60 miles northwest of Harrisburg, PA.
Please note: According to a MCHA representative in June 2015, this waiting list has not been closed for more than 20 years.
To apply, visit the MCHA office, located at 141 South Pine Road, Lewistown, PA 17044, during normal office hours.
The MCHA has identified the following preferences: Live and/or work in Mifflin County, PA, victims of abuse, persons who pay 50% or more of income toward rent and utilities, living in substandard housing, homeless persons.
For more information, call the MCHA at (717) 248-2624.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7172482624.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 08/03/2017.
About Mifflin County Housing Authority
Representatives of Mifflin County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (717) 248-2624. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Mifflin County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the most recent VMS report, Mifflin County Housing Authority manages 215 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||208 ||7 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$367 ||$844 |
||$76,329 ||$5,910 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mifflin County 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 30% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 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 $11,027 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% 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, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
31% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.
9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Mifflin County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 21% 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 Mifflin County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $479. 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 Mifflin County Housing Authority
141 S Pine Rd
1035 W 5th St
120 Chestnut St
26 W Market St
3 Harding Ave