Housing Authority of the City of Keyser

470 Virginia Street
Keyser, Mineral County, West Virginia 26726

Housing Authority of the City of Keyser is a Public Housing Agency in Keyser, West Virginia that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of February 25th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Keyser has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of the City of Keyser Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Keyser serves Keyser.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of the City of Keyser Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Keyser Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of Keyser Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Keyser (HACK) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, visit the HACK to pick up an application, located at 440 Virginia St., Keyser, WV 26726, between the hours of 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, between the hours of 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, and social security cards.

The HACK does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and or work in Mineral County, or a veteran.

For more information, the HACK can be reached by calling (304) 788-2225, between the hours of 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (304)788-2225.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Keyser (HACK) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACK offers one Public Housing community with 85 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the HACK to pick up an application, located at 440 Virginia St., Keyser, WV 26726, from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, and social security cards.

The HACK does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and or work in Mineral County, employed, full time student, or veteran.

For more information, the HACK can be reached by calling (304) 788-2225, between the hours of 7:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (304)788-2225.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/10/2015.

About Housing Authority of the City of Keyser

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Keyser may be available by phone at (304) 788-2225. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 02/25/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Keyser 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 Housing Authority of the City of Keyser Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Keyser manages 209 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 191 2 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $366 $1,422 $266
Monthly Cost $69,952 $2,844 $4,262

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Keyser

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 32% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,480 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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.

34% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Keyser 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. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Housing Authority of the City of Keyser voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $400. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Keyser

Harley O. Staggers Homes

351 Virginia St
Keyser, West Virginia