Find out how to apply for PHA's housing programs and learn
more about the waitlist process here.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Click here for an overview of PHA's Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist is currently
The public will be notified through TV, radio, print
advertising, and on this website when the HCV waitlist will be
Public Housing Program
Click here for an overview of PHA's Public Housing Program.
The Public Housing Program waitlist is currently closed. However,
senior-designated housing developments and special programs remain
PHA closed its Public Housing Program
wait lists on April 15, 2013. The wait list will reopen
when PHA determines that the average wait time for housing has
reached an acceptable level. The public will be notified through
advertisement on this website.
here for information related to the average wait times for
the Public Housing Wait List.
Applying for Public Housing Online
1. Mailing address of head of household
2. Phone number of head of household
3. The following information is required
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
- Gross Monthly Income
4. Site Selection:
- PHA-owned Public Housing - your choice of 5 sites where you would like to
live or choose to move
into the first unit available that meets your needs
- PAPMC - your choice of sites that meet your income and
Please ensure that you have the information above
before starting your application.
Create an Application Online
First time users will have to complete the registration for a
Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Your Existing Application Online
If you have already registered for a PIN, you may
review or update your existing application
When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be
screened for suitability and eligibility. Upon successful
completion of the screening process, your application will be
placed in a ready pool for housing. Based on unit availability in
your bedroom size, you will be contacted for a unit that meets your
PHA does not provide applicants with their position or number on
the waitlist for PHA housing programs. Position on the list is
based on time and date of initial application, the type and size of
the unit required based on occupancy guidelines and any applicable
Special Programs and/or Allocations. During the application
process, you may check on the status of your application online or by calling (215) 684-4000.
Hearing Impaired: 711 or TTY-800-654-5984.
Click here for other, non-PHA
housing resources in the City.