Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA)

625 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
(412)355-8940



Allegheny County

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About Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA)

Allegheny County, located in Western Pennsylvania, has a population of 1.3 million persons living in 130 municipalities within 731 square miles. Centered within the county is the city of Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Housing Authority owns and manages 3,300 units, administers over 5,000 vouchers, has three HOPE VI developments and 22 mixed finance properties.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible low-income families and senior citizens in Allegheny County. A major goal of the ACHA is to provide a product that is comparable to private non-assisted rental housing in terms of amenities and services. The ACHA strives to change the negative image of public housing by being creative in our thinking, promoting the positive aspects of public housing, involving residents in decisions that effect them, using innovative designs to change the traditional face of public housing, and implementing various programs that enable families to progress on the road to self sufficiency.

Program Summary for Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA)

Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 3,426 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) administered a total of 5,864 Section 8 Vouchers. Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is located at 625 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 and serves the city of Pittsburgh. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) at, (412)355-8940 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 49
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 5,864
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 3,426
Waiting list for the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Allegheny 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 Allegheny County, PA:

Median Income
$0
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 Allegheny 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 Allegheny 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
Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) Pittsburgh PA 7,150 4,499 Open 0.61 Miles Contact
McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) McKeesport Housing Authority (MHA) McKeesport PA 545 840 Open 10.85 Miles Contact
Washington County Housing Authority Washington County Housing Authority Washington PA 1,007 909 Open 23.45 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Beaver PA 746 1,859 Open 23.76 Miles Contact
Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) Westmoreland County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) Greensburg PA 1,849 1,819 Open 24.43 Miles Contact
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the County of Butler Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the County of Butler Butler PA 1,544 466 Open 28.87 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
3,425
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Allegheny County Quick Facts

Population: 1,231,255
Persons Per Household: 2.26
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 26.8%
Homeownership Rate: 65.5%
Housing Units: 587,831
Yearly Income Per Person: $31,593
Median Household Income: $51,366