Allentown Housing Authority (AHA)

1339 W Allen Street, Allentown, PA, 18102
(610)439-8678



Lehigh County

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About Allentown Housing Authority (AHA)

The Allentown Housing Authority has been providing, safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families, senior citizens and disabled residents of the Allentown region -- the Allentown Housing Authority has been opening doors to the community since 1937.

Additional Information

It was announced that the Section 8 wait list will be open in early 2018. To apply, visit their application portal: https://apply.allentownhousing.org/



Mission Statement

The mission of the Allentown Housing Authority is develop and manager quality affordable housing for lower income households, provide fair housing opportunities, and positively impact the quanlity of life of resident in our company.

Program Summary for Allentown Housing Authority (AHA)

Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 1,131 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) administered a total of 1,471 Section 8 Vouchers. Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) is located at 1339 W Allen Street, Allentown, PA, 18102 and serves the city of Allentown. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) at, (610)439-8678 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 16
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 1,471
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 1,131
Waiting list for the Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Lehigh County, PA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Lehigh County, PA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $24,150
  • $27,600
  • $31,050
  • $34,450
  • $37,250
  • $40,000
  • $42,750
  • $45,500
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,500
  • $16,550
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $38,600
  • $44,100
  • $49,600
  • $55,100
  • $59,550
  • $63,950
  • $68,350
  • $72,750

2017 Fair Market Rents for Lehigh County, PA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Lehigh County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$659 $815 $1038 $1332 $1431



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Lehigh County Housing Authority Lehigh County Housing Authority Emmaus PA 89 N/A Open 5.3 Miles Contact
Bethlehem Housing Authority Bethlehem Housing Authority Bethlehem PA 497 1,455 Open 5.74 Miles Contact
Northampton County Housing Authority Northampton County Housing Authority Nazareth PA N/A N/A Open 12.93 Miles Contact
Easton HA Easton HA Easton PA N/A N/A Open 15.61 Miles Contact
Phillipsburg Housing Authority Phillipsburg Housing Authority Phillipsburg NJ N/A N/A Open 17.46 Miles Contact
Carbon County Housing Authority Carbon County Housing Authority Lehighton PA 447 153 Open 19.34 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
1,201
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Lehigh County Quick Facts

Population: 357,823
Persons Per Household: 2.57
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 23.9%
Homeownership Rate: 67.5%
Housing Units: 142,775
Yearly Income Per Person: $27,923
Median Household Income: $54,923