Mercer County Housing Authority

80 Jefferson, Sharon, PA, 16146
(724)342-4000



Mercer County

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As of July 16th, 2018,  and through September 30th. 2018 at 3PM (EST) the Mercer County Housing Authority in Pennsylvania will be accepting applications for the Section 8 Hous
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About Mercer County Housing Authority

Mercer County Housing Authority (MCHA) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people who need affordable, safe housing choices and supportive services in well maintained neighborhoods.


Program Summary for Mercer County Housing Authority

Mercer County Housing Authority is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Mercer County Housing Authority manages several funded programs and has a total of 661 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Mercer County Housing Authority administered a total of 383 Section 8 Vouchers. Mercer County Housing Authority currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Mercer County Housing Authority is located at 80 Jefferson, Sharon, PA, 16146 and serves the city of Sharon. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Mercer County Housing Authority at, (724)342-4000 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Mercer County Housing Authority compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 8
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 383
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 661
Waiting list for the Mercer County Housing Authority is currently Closed


2017 Income Limits for Mercer 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 Mercer 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
  • $20,450
  • $23,400
  • $26,300
  • $29,200
  • $31,550
  • $33,900
  • $36,250
  • $38,550
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,250
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,250
  • $38,550
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $32,700
  • $37,400
  • $42,050
  • $46,700
  • $50,450
  • $54,200
  • $57,950
  • $61,650

2017 Fair Market Rents for Mercer 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 Mercer County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$514 $546 $713 $892 $1014



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority Youngstown OH 2,259 1,362 Open 12.37 Miles Contact
Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA) Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority (TMHA) Warren OH 1,291 N/A Open 14.4 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence (LCHA) Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence (LCHA) New Castle PA N/A N/A Open 18 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Housing Authority of the City of Meadville Meadville PA 155 347 Open 32.71 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Franklin PA 128 101 Open 36.27 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Housing Authority of the County of Beaver (HACB) Beaver PA 746 1,859 Open 38.86 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Mercer County Housing Authority Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
655
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Mercer County Quick Facts

Population: 114,884
Persons Per Household: 2.36
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 15.1%
Homeownership Rate: 74.5%
Housing Units: 51,421
Yearly Income Per Person: $22,831
Median Household Income: $44,301