Since November 2015, the MCHA's HCVP has been closed for applicants due to an extensive waiting list and limited funding. The MCHA does not expect it to reopen until late 2017 or later. In November of 2015 when the HCVP Waiting List was open, approximately 16,000 people applied and the MCHA pulled 1,000 people in a lottery to be placed on the Waiting List. The MCHAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Homeownership Program is only for participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Their Public Housing Program provides housing in developments that the MCHA owns and operates in five locations. (Pottstown, Royersford, Conshohocken, Willow Grove and North Hills) There are four developments designed for seniors and/or disabled populations located in Pottstown (2), Royersford and Conshohocken. There are three General Occupancy communities, located in Pottstown, North Hills and Willow Grove. To apply to the MCHAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Public Housing Program please visit the website at http://www.montcoha.org/ If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to apply please call (610-326-7332 ext. 422).
Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 616 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) administered a total of 2,864 Section 8 Vouchers. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is located at 104 W. Main St., Norristown, PA, 19401 and serves the city of Norristown. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) at, (610)275-5720 for more information about coverage area and program availability.
|Size of Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) compared nationally||Large|
|Total Numbers of Communities||10|
|Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher||2,864|
|Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units||616|
|Waiting list for the Montgomery County Housing Authority (MCHA) is currently||Open|
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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, PA:
|Agency Name||City||State||Section 8 Voucher||Housing Units||Status||Distance|
|Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)||Philadelphia||PA||19,706||14,934||Closed||14.24 Miles||Contact|
|1260 Hsg Dev Corp||Philadelphia||PA||50||N/A||Open||14.27 Miles||Contact|
|Delaware County Housing Authority||Woodlyn||PA||N/A||247||Open||16.48 Miles||Contact|
|Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC)||West Chester||PA||598||131||Open||17.44 Miles||Contact|
|Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC)||Camden||NJ||N/A||N/A||Open||17.78 Miles||Contact|
|Chester Housing Authority (CHA)||Chester||PA||1,566||801||Open||17.94 Miles||Contact|