At HHA we are committed to providing good quality housing to our 724 Housing Choice Voucher holders and 1,324 Low income public housing families. Our mission is to be a “Best in Class” Agency, Provide affordable quality housing, Work unyieldingly towards improving the quality of life for our resident, Aggressively focus on programming for individual and family self-sufficiency, Develop and maximize assets and resources for the benefit of our business interest Affirmatively promote fair housing.
The HHA’s public housing program is designed to achieve the following objectives:
- To provide improved living conditions for very low and low income families while maintaining their rent payments at an affordable level;
- To operate a socially and fiscally sound public housing agency that provides drug-free, decent, safe and sanitary housing with a suitable living environment for residents and their families;
- To lawfully deny the admission of applicants, or the continued occupancy of residents whose habits and practices reasonably may be expected to:
- Adversely affect the health, safety, comfort or welfare of other residents;
- Adversely affect the physical environment of the neighborhood; or
- Create a danger to HHA employees or other persons.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is my rent due?
Tenant rent is due and payable on the first of each month and is delinquent if not paid by the close of business on the 5th calendar day of the month.
- If the 5th day of the month falls on a weekend or holiday the rent will be late as of the close of business on the next full business day.
- On the 6th calendar day of the month a late fee of 15% of the Total Tenant Payment will be assessed
- Form of Payment-rental and other payments will be accepted only in the form of a money order, certified check, cashiers check or personal check.
How do I find an available apartment?
Tenants and landlords both use the website PAHousingSearch.com. Landlord’s list available units and tenant’s locate suitable units by accessing the website or by calling them toll free at 1-877-428-8844.
What if the unit I want to rent has more bedrooms than the eligible voucher?
The owner may rent a unit with more bedrooms than the eligible voucher. The owner may elect to close off the additional bedroom(s) and remove the heat source to reduce the cost of the utilities to the subsidized bedroom limit.
The owner may also rent the larger unit allowing the tenant access to all bedrooms. The rent and utilities may need to be negotiated for the selected family then. The subsidy will remain at the bedroom size listed on the voucher, but if the tenant has access to all bedrooms, the higher utility cost must be calculated into the monthly rent.