Fayette County Housing Authority

FCHA Main Office
624 Pittsburgh Road
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 434-2100

Section 8 Department



The Section 8 Program was enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which amended the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Administration of the Section 8 Housing Program and the functions and responsibilities of the Fayette County Housing Authority shall be in compliance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 Regulations, as well as all Federal, State, and Local Laws and Regulations.

The purpose of the Section 8 Program is to provide rental assistance to eligible low income families, and help them become more successful at obtaining affordable housing and increasing their housing choices.

The Section 8 Program is a three-way partnership between the Housing Authority, the family, and the owner or landlord. In order for the Section 8 Program to be successful, each partner must do the following:

THE FAYETTE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

THE FAMILY

THE OWNER


LEASE AND CONTRACT TERMINATION
The Family may terminate a Lease with the Owner, but such termination must be in accordance with the terms of the Lease.

The Owner may terminate the Lease with the Tenant for the following reasons:


SECTION 8 HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
The Fayette County Housing Authority’s Homeownership Program is designed to promote and support homeownership by a “first-time” homeowner. It allows an eligible family to purchase a home with voucher homeownership assistance, which supplements the family’s income to facilitate the transition from rental to homeownership. The initial availability of these assistance payments helps the family pay the cost of homeownership so that the family can finance the purchase of the home.

To qualify for the Homeownership Program, you must be a current Section 8 Rental Tenant, having been on the Section 8 Housing Program for at least one (1) year. You must also be employed full time for one (1) year, making at least $10,300.00 per year, or receiving SSI Benefits.

The Housing Authority currently has two (2) Homeownership Vouchers available with a Waiting List of approximately 60 Section 8 Tenants. If you are interested in being placed on the Waiting List for the Homeownership Program, please call 724-434-2115.

HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM LISTING
The Fayette County Housing Authority will provide Available Units Listings for the purpose of general awareness only. The Listings are updated at the beginning of each month. Therefore, if a Listing is received in the middle of the month, it will not appear until the beginning of the following month. Also, some units on the Available Units Listings may have already been rented. If this information is given to the Housing Authority, we will correct any errors reported to our Office. Any Section 8 Voucher Holder is not obligated to rent a unit on the Available Units Listings. This information is given for knowledge of some of the units available throughout the County, and is for convenience purposes.

Any landlord interested in adding your property to the Available Units Listings is encouraged to call the Section 8 Department of the Fayette County Housing Authority at 724-434-2135 or 724-434-2115, or by writing or visiting the Fayette County Housing Authority at 624 Pittsburgh Road, Uniontown, PA 15401. Also, a copy of the Owner’s Guide for the Fayette County Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program is available upon request.

SECTION 8 DEPARTMENT STAFF
Lora Beth DiDominicDirector of Admissions and Assisted Housing724-434-2115comingsoon!
Janice HunyadySection 8 Program Coordinator724-434-2119comingsoon!
Pat HerringtonAssistant Section 8 Program Coordinator724-434-2101comingsoon!
Lesa DolanSection 8 Housing Specialist724-434-2120comingsoon!
Rose KiferSection 8 Housing Specialist724-434-2435comingsoon!
Helen AndersonSection 8 Housing Specialist724-434-2102comingsoon!
Ken TetilSection 8 Housing Specialist724-434-2121comingsoon!
Nancy BeneventSection 8 Tenant Selection Specialist724-434-2135comingsoon!
Tom MerrymanHousing Inspector724-434-2126comingsoon!
Phil ConsoneryHousing Inspector724-434-2140comingsoon!