June 27, 2022

Apply: Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) Waiting List

The Allegheny County Housing Authority will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list from Tuesday, July 12, through Thursday July 14.

About the Housing Choice Voucher Program

The ACHA provides safe and decent affordable housing for low-income residents of Allegheny County and offers two main housing programs: the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Public Housing.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a rental assistance program where residents rent directly from private landlords and their rental payments are subsidized through the voucher program.


Applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements for admission into the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program:

  • qualify as a family;
  • have an income within the federally mandated income limits;
  • meet citizen/eligible immigrant criteria;
  • provide documentation of valid Social Security numbers;
  • sign consent authorization documents
  • the ACHA will perform criminal background reviews for each adult household member


Applications will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday July 14. Individuals can apply online at; computers also will be available at the ACHA office at 301 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, PA.

All applicants are processed and placed on a waiting list. Results of the waiting list order will be posted online by July 22. Applicants MUST keep their confirmation number in order to access status.

For details, visit the ACHA website.