Westmoreland County Housing Authority

154 South Greengate Road
Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania 15601

Westmoreland County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Greensburg, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of January 20th, 2020, Westmoreland County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Westmoreland County Housing Authority serves Westmoreland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Westmoreland County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Westmoreland County Housing Authority (WCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, complete the online application here.

The WCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, participants in transitional housing program, displaced by a natural disaster, enrolled or recent graduate of a job or educational training program, victim of domestic violence, or veteran. If you are claiming a preference, you must submit documentation with your application.

More information can be found by visiting the WCHA website at http://www.wchaonline.com/,or by calling 724-832-7258 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724)832-7258.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/09/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Westmoreland Housing Authority (WHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The WHA offers 18 apartment communities dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, nine family apartment communities, and eight family townhome communities located throughout Westmoreland.

To apply for public housing, you must go to the housing community you would like to apply to and pick up an application there. Please follow this link for a complete list with addresses and phone numbers for each community this housing authority offers.

 Please Note: The housing authority central office does not have public housing applications.

Once your application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the community where you picked it up.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, participants in transitional housing program, displaced by a natural disaster, enrolled or recent graduate of a job or educational training program, victim of domestic violence, or veteran.

Please Note: If you are claiming a preference, you must submit documentation with your application.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.wchaonline.com/,or by calling 724-832-7258 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (724)832-7258.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Westmoreland County Housing Authority

More information about Westmoreland County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.wchaonline.com/.

Representatives of Westmoreland County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (724) 832-7258. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/20/2020, it is not known if Westmoreland County 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 Westmoreland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Westmoreland County Housing Authority manages 1,509 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,385 9 87 1 26
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $511 $520 $650 $407 $1,200
Monthly Cost $707,428 $4,679 $56,589 $407 $31,191

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Westmoreland 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 12% having issued approximately 139 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,174 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 83% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.

44% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Westmoreland County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% 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. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Westmoreland County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $267 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $600. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $153.



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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