Parkersburg Housing Authority

1901 Cameron Avenue
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia 26101

Parkersburg Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Parkersburg Housing Authority offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Doddridge County, Marshall County, Pleasants County, Ritchie County, Tyler County, Wetzel County, Wirt County and Wood County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Wood, Wirt, Pleasants,Tyler, Ritchie, Wetzel, Marshall and Doddridge County, West Virginia Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Homecrest Manor Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Homecrest Manor Public Housing Closed

Open Parkersburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Wood, Wirt, Pleasants,Tyler, Ritchie, Wetzel, Marshall and Doddridge County, West Virginia 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Parkersburg Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The PHA is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher applications for this waiting list as of July, 2017, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on February 17, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Wood, Wirt, Pleasants,Tyler, Ritchie, Wetzel, Marshall and Doddridge County, West Virginia.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (304) 428-6400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Homecrest Manor 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Parkersburg Housing Authority (PHA) Public Housing waiting list for 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedroom apartments at Homecrest Manor is currently open

The PHA is accepting applications for this waiting list as of July, 2017, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on February 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (304) 428-6400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

Other Parkersburg Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Homecrest Manor Public Housing Waiting List

The Parkersburg Housing Authority (PHA) Public Housing waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Homecrest Manor is closed

The PHA last accepted applications for this waiting list on December 1, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on February 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 02/22/2022.

About Parkersburg Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, it is not known if Parkersburg 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.

As of September 24th, 2022, Parkersburg Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Parkersburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Parkersburg Housing Authority manages 1,468 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,378 1 38 7 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $455 $89 $455 $381 $470
Monthly Cost $626,557 $89 $17,291 $2,664 $2,821

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Parkersburg 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 23% having issued approximately 61 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 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 $10,443 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 67% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 13% 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.

50% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Parkersburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Parkersburg Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $258 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $573. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.



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 Parkersburg Housing Authority

Homecrest Manor

914 14th St
Parkersburg, West Virginia