Oil City Housing Authority

110 Moran Street
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16301
(814) 676-5764

Oil City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Oil City, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 17th, 2019, Oil City Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Venango County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Oil City Housing Authority serves Venango County.

Waiting List Statuses
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Venango County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Oil City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Venango County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Oil City Housing Authority (OCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the OCHA office, located at 110 Moran St, Oil City, PA 16301.
  3. Call (814) 676-5764, Option 2, to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the OCHA office at the address above.

The following documents are required with the application: Social Security Card, birth certificate, and income/assets of all members of the household; and photo ID of all 18+ members of the household. Copies can be made at the OCHA office.

This waiting list has the following preference: Veteran.

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8146765764.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

About Oil City Housing Authority

More information about Oil City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.oilcityhousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/17/2019, it is not known if Oil City Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Oil City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Oil City Housing Authority manages 323 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 258 15 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $398 $396 $331
Monthly Cost $102,611 $5,942 $16,544

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Oil City 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 26% having issued approximately 13 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $10,842 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

4% 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 Oil City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Oil City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $273 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $429. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.



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.


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