The Housing Authority of the City of York (YHA)

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Government Shutdown Information

Government Shutdown Update

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

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Holiday Closing
All York Housing Authority Administration, Management and Maintenance Offices will be closed.

 Monday, January 21, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of York is located at

31 S Broad Street, York Pennsylvania 17403

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SNAP - Information

On January 8, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) notified states that February SNAP benefits will be fully funded. However, they have also notified DHS that in order to be funded for February, the February benefits will need to be issued by January 20. We have determined that we will be able to issue the February benefits by January 20 in order to meet the federally imposed deadline.  The February SNAP benefits for recipients who did not have a renewal due in January or whose renewal for January was completed by January 14 will be available on their electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards on January 18, 2019. Recipients whose renewal is due in January and their renewal is completed after January 14 will have their benefits available the day after their renewal is processed.  This is the only benefit payment SNAP recipients will receive for the month of February. They will not receive a payment on their regularly scheduled February payment date. 

Unfortunately, we believe that this change will create confusion and additional challenges for SNAP recipients. We are notifying recipients that this is not a bonus or increase in their monthly payment, rather, this is their benefit for the month of February. SNAP recipients will have to make this early payment last through an undefined period if the shutdown persists. We are awaiting further guidance from USDA regarding the availability of benefits for March.

We expect that recipients who experience food insecurity may have greater challenges during this period. This will likely result in individuals seeking increased aid from charitable food organizations around the commonwealth. Additionally, many may come to you with questions about how all of this will affect them.

We ask that you please communicate this important information about SNAP changes to any SNAP recipients who contact your office. It is imperative that they understand that the January 18 payment is their February benefit. DHS will continue to take SNAP applications and will process renewal applications, so it is also important for recipients to continue to report changes and submit semi-annual reviews or renewals they receive.  DHS will continue to issue benefits to applicants found eligible in February until we are told to stop issuing by USDA.

All County Assistance Offices remain open and staff are available to assist applicants and recipients during this time. If you or a someone you are working with has questions about their benefits, please contact the statewide customer service center at 1-877-395-8930. If they reside in Philadelphia, please call 1-215-560-7226.

We will continue to work with the federal government and seek clarification from the USDA as we move through this process. If there are significant changes or updates, we will communicate with you as we receive information.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during this time,

 

Secretary Teresa Miller 

Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Participants

York Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 must complete a re-certification on every family once a year before their lease anniversary date.  York Housing Authority must determine if the household is still eligible for assistance and review their rent subsidy.  A caseworker will verify the income and any changes in the household.

As of October 2017, York Housing Authority will no longer mail out the Annual Re-certification Packet to participants.  Participants will be mailed a letter informing them it’s  time for their Annual Re-certification.  Participants will need to print the Annual Re-certification Packet from the web site or stop at the York Housing Authority to pick up an Annual Re-certification Packet

Participants will have 15 days to complete and return the Annual Re-certification Packet  Should you have any questions about this procedure please call 717-845-2601 ext 1104 or 1139.

SRO – SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY –  is for single individuals, if you are 2 or more people DO NOT make this selection.  This is housing at the Dutch Kitchen and or the YMCA.  You have only a single room, with a shared kitchen, dining and bath.


Waiting List Status - Active or Inactive

To find out your application status on any of our waiting lists, you can now call 717-845-2601 and press 6 for this information. You will need to know the Social Security number of the Head of Household.

If you just submitted your application, please wait 48 hours for your application to be made active.

PROJECT BASED VOUCHER (PBV) GEORGE STREET COMMONS AND PBV HOMES AT THACKSTON PARK

TO BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE PROJECT BASED VOUCHER (PBV) UNITS AT GEORGE STREET COMMONS OR THACKSTON PARK, YOU MUST BE AT OR BELOW THE HUD GROSS INCOME LIMITS BASED ON YOUR FAMILY SIZE LISTED BELOW:

FAMILY SIZE 2 PERSON 3 PERSON 4 PERSON 5 PERSON 6 PERSON 7 PERSON 8 PERSON
30% INCOME LIMITS $17,850   $20,780   $25,100    $29,420   $33,740   $38,060   $42,380

 

If your income is above these limits, you could still qualify for George Street Commons or Thackston Park.

For more information on George Street Commons, please check out their web site at:

Housing Development Corporation

 

Low Income Tax Credit Housing (MUST meet minimum income requirements to qualify)

To apply for VILLAGE COURT APARTMENTS, WAVERLY COURT APARTMENTS OR HOMES AT THACKSTON PARK, you must meet the MINIMUM INCOME REQUIREMENTS. Please CLICK HERE to find out the MINIMUM INCOME REQUIREMENTS. If you do not meet the minimum income guidelines you will be removed from the wait list. Section 8 Voucher Holders are exempt from the minimum guidelines.

The York Housing Authority provides decent, safe and affordable homes to individuals and families with limited incomes while constantly working to ensure meaningful collaborations with community partners; striving for sustainable residences for the future health and well being of York County.

York Housing Authority was founded in 1949 and has assisted over 10,000 families since then. In 1978, an agreement was made between York Housing Authority and the County of York to provide affordable housing throughout the County.

York Housing Authority owns and operates 1,069 public housing units in addition to administering 1,452 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8 Rental Assistance). Management services are also provided to York Towne House, Village Court, Waverly Court, and Homes at Thackston Park Apartments.

Need to Update your Family Information or Income?

Please do not complete another application if you are just reporting a change in income, address or family compostion. Those changes must be sent to our office in writing. Please use a Change/Update Form.

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307 E King Street – York PA 17403
717-430-8573

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