The Housing Authority of Montour County

1 Beaver Place
Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania 17821

The Housing Authority of Montour County is a Public Housing Agency in Danville, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

The Housing Authority of Montour County serves Montour County.

About The Housing Authority of Montour County

Representatives of The Housing Authority of Montour County may be available by phone at (570) 275-3640. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/15/2019, it is not known if The Housing Authority of Montour County 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 The Housing Authority of Montour County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Housing Authority of Montour County manages 101 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 101
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $407
Monthly Cost $41,122

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The Housing Authority of Montour County

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 18% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $12,831 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

29% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The Housing Authority of Montour County Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 37% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

50% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 11% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 The Housing Authority of Montour County voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $511. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $146.



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 The Housing Authority of Montour County

Beaver Place

2 Beaver Pl
Danville, PA