PHA is launching a new system for HCV property listings.
Landlords who want to advertise their units and prospective tenants
shopping for a home can learn more here.
PHA provides rental assistance to low-income families in
the private rental market through the Housing Choice Voucher
Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD). The program, formerly known as Section 8,
was created by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974,
The program is designed to achieve the following goals:
- Provide improved living conditions for low-income families
while maintaining rent payments at an affordable level
- Promote freedom of housing choice and integrate lower-income
and minority families into mainstream society
- Provide an incentive to private owners to rent to lower-income
families by offering timely assistance payments, a pool of families
to select from, and regular inspections to ensure upkeep of the
The HCV wait list is currently
closed. The public will be notified
through TV, radio, print advertising, and on this website when the
HCV waitlist will be reopened. Applicants may check their status
online or by calling 215-684-4300. Please have your six digit
client ID number ready.