Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

12 S 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
(215)684-4174



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About Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

The Philadelphia Housing Authority, also known as PHA, is the biggest landlord in Pennsylvania.

We develop, acquire, lease and operate affordable housing for city residents with limited incomes.

Our funding comes primarily from the federal government. We also work in partnership with the city and state governments as well as private investors.

Although we are a public agency, we operate in many ways like a private property management company. We employ the best practices of the private real estate industry.

PHA was established in 1937 and is the nation's fourth largest housing authority. We house nearly 80,000 people in the City of Philadelphia and we employ 1,406 people to deliver services to our clients. Our budget totals $371 million.

Below is a listing of other affordable housing resources in the City of Philadelphia. Please note that PHA is not affiliated with these housing providers and that the agency does not manage the waitlists for these sites. Please contact them for more information about the types of housing they offer and their application process.

http://www.pha.phila.gov/media/92156/hud_section_8_subsidized_units_in_phi
ladelphia.pdf

You may wish to look at (www.PAhousingsearch.org), by checking with People for People on North Broad Street (215-235-2340), by checking with the People's Emergency Center on North 39th Street (215-382-7522), and by checking with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania in Glenside, PA (215-576-7044).



Mission Statement

It's our mission to serve our customers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, having AIDS, physical handicap, or disability.

Program Summary for Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 14,934 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) administered a total of 19,706 Section 8 Vouchers. Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is located at 12 S 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 and serves the city of Philadelphia. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) at, (215)684-4174 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 119
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 19,706
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 14,934
Waiting list for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) is currently Closed


2020 Income Limits for Delaware 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 Delaware County, PA:

Median Income
$96,600
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $33,850
  • $38,650
  • $43,500
  • $48,300
  • $52,200
  • $56,050
  • $59,900
  • $63,800
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $20,300
  • $23,200
  • $26,100
  • $29,000
  • $31,350
  • $35,160
  • $39,640
  • $44,120
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $54,150
  • $61,850
  • $69,600
  • $77,300
  • $83,500
  • $89,700
  • $95,900
  • $102,050

2017 Fair Market Rents for Delaware 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 Delaware County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$845 $1003 $1211 $1515 $1686



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
1260 Hsg Dev Corp 1260 Hsg Dev Corp Philadelphia PA 50 N/A Open 0.26 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) Camden NJ N/A N/A Open 4.45 Miles Contact
Gloucester City Housing Authority (GCHA) Gloucester City Housing Authority (GCHA) Gloucester City NJ N/A N/A Open 4.72 Miles Contact
Collingswood Housing Authority Collingswood Housing Authority Collingswood NJ N/A N/A Open 6.41 Miles Contact
Pennsauken Housing Authority Pennsauken Housing Authority Pennsauken NJ N/A N/A Closed 6.87 Miles Contact
Haddon Township Housing Authority Haddon Township Housing Authority Westmont NJ N/A N/A Open 7.45 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
15,148
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Delaware County Quick Facts

Population: 562,960
Persons Per Household: 2.62
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 24.7%
Homeownership Rate: 70.6%
Housing Units: 221,669
Yearly Income Per Person: $33,179
Median Household Income: $64,041