The HACA provides housing assistance to low-income families in the private rental market through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Participants pay their portion of the rent based on their income, and the Housing Authority pays the balance directly to the property owner.  Units must meet HUD Housing Quality Standards (HQS), and the rent must be approvable within HUD Fair Market Rents and market rate comparable.  Owners select their own tenants after the HACA certifies the family’s eligibility for the program.  Once a tenant has been selected, the owner will receive and complete a Housing Packet.  Once the HACA receives the completed packet, the Housing Inspector will schedule an inspection. 

After the unit passes inspection and the rent has been approved, the owner and the tenant enter into a lease agreement for an initial term of one (1) year.  The owner is permitted to require a security deposit; however, the HACA cannot pay the security deposit for the tenant.  The HACA and the owner enter into a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract, which allows the HACA to pay rent to the owner on the tenant’s behalf. 

If you have any questions, or would like additional information about our Section 8 Voucher Program, please contact the Section 8 Department at 724.543.7016, or


The HACA no longer generates paper checks or statements for your Housing Assistance Payments (HAP).

To view and print your HAP statements, you will need to log into a secure website by clicking the DOCUMENT VIEWER button below.

Please be reminded that payments will be deposited into your account on or about the 1st business day of the month (excluding weekends and holidays).

To let us know if you have new units available, or to update existing unit information already on file, please use this Available Unit Form.

The HACA encourages landlords to market their available units at, a free service to list and find affordable homes and apartments across Pennsylvania.

For information regarding unit inspection standards, please refer to this Annual Unit Inspection Notice.