Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA)

154 South Greengate Road, Greensburg, PA, 15601
(724)832-7258



Westmoreland County

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About Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA)

The Westmoreland County Housing Authority's (WCHA) is the county's largest housing provider, we are committed to providing, managing and maintaining quality, affordable housing that is safe to all eligible families in Westmoreland County.



Mission Statement

Our goal is to manage our units in a manner that is consistent with good financially sound property management practices. We are committed to serving our residents and this entire county in a manner that demonstrates professionalism, courtesy and respect. We Care!

Program Summary for Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA)

Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 1,819 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) administered a total of 1,849 Section 8 Vouchers. Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) is located at 154 South Greengate Road, Greensburg, PA, 15601 and serves the city of Greensburg. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) at, (724)832-7258 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 17
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 1,849
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 1,819
Waiting list for the Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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
  • $24,950
  • $28,500
  • $32,050
  • $35,600
  • $38,450
  • $41,300
  • $44,150
  • $47,000
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $14,950
  • $17,100
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,730
  • $40,890
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $39,900
  • $45,600
  • $51,300
  • $56,950
  • $61,550
  • $66,100
  • $70,650
  • $75,200

2017 Fair Market Rents for Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$566 $657 $822 $1028 $1133



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) McKeesport PA 545 840 Open 14.11 Miles Contact
Connellsville Housing Authority Connellsville Housing Authority Connellsville PA N/A N/A Open 19.44 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Pittsburgh PA 7,150 4,499 Open 23.87 Miles Contact
Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) Pittsburgh PA 5,864 3,426 Open 24.43 Miles Contact
Fayette County Housing Authority (FCHA) Fayette County Housing Authority (FCHA) Uniontown PA 1,086 1,341 Open 27.09 Miles Contact
Somerset County Housing Authority Somerset County Housing Authority Boswell PA 91 221 Open 30.9 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
1,883
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Westmoreland County Quick Facts

Population: 359,320
Persons Per Household: 2.34
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 14.2%
Homeownership Rate: 76.3%
Housing Units: 167,673
Yearly Income Per Person: $28,051
Median Household Income: $50,736