Housing Authority of the City of Weirton

525 Cove Road
Weirton, Hancock County, West Virginia 26062

Housing Authority of the City of Weirton is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 28th, 2022, Housing Authority of the City of Weirton has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Weirton serves Weirton and Weirton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Weirton Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Weirton Waiting Lists

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

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

The HACW offers one Public Housing community with 120 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, call the HACW to submit an application over the phone at (304) 797-8530, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been processed you will receive a letter in the mail from the HACW, informing you of a final interview. At that time you will need to bring your documents.

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For more information, the HACW can be reached by calling (304) 797-8530 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 (304)797-8530.

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 Weirton

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Weirton may be available by phone at (304) 797-8530. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Weirton 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 Weirton Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Weirton manages 304 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, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 304
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $293
Monthly Cost $89,139

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

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 19% having issued approximately 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 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 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,020 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 60% 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, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

47% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Weirton Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 3% 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 Weirton voucher holders in 2016 was $283 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $444. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $188.



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 Weirton

Wyles - Overbrook

525 Cove Rd
Weirton, West Virginia