The Admissions and Assisted Housing Department is comprised of the Tenant Selection Department and the Section 8 Department.
Lora Beth DiDominic, Director of Admissions & Assisted Housing
The Tenant Selection Department is responsible for application Intake and processing of applications for all Public Housing Programs and Section 8 Programs administered by the FCHA. The phone number for the Tenant Selection Department is 724-434-2118.
Public Housing Program
Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families.
The following items are required when applying for Public Housing:
- Birth Certificates
- Social Security Number Cards
- Driver’s License or Photo ID for anyone 18 years of age or older
- Source of Income and Address
- Bank name and Address (if you have a savings account, checking account, etc.)
- Current and Previous Landlords Names and Addresses
Credit checks and criminal checks are required for everyone in the household who are 18 years of age or older.
Rent is not more than 30% of your income and a $120.00 Security Deposit is required.
FCHA Public Housing Applications cannot be submitted online at this time. Applications can only be printed and dropped off in the secure drop box located at the entrance to the Tenant Selection Office or mailed to the Tenant Selection Department.
An application may also be mailed to you.
It is very important to read the Checklist for Public Housing Application Before completing an application.
Your application must be filled out completely meaning that every line item must have an entry. If an item does not apply to you write in N/A. Any information that is not filled out completely will cause a delay in the processing of your application. Once your application is received a staff member will contact you by phone. All interviews will take place over the phone. You must provide a phone number that you can be reached to review your application.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Section 8 housing choice voucher program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
For questions about Public Housing applications, requirements, or Section 8 applications and status please call 724-434-2118.