Welcome to The Housing Authority of the City of York (YHA)
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31 S Broad Street, York PA 17403
Call to Action
Only one in five low-income people with a legal problem can get legal help.
Join us for an Access to Justice Community Summit. Attendees will learn more about the issues and where to direct families to better access legal services.
Free to attend, but, registration by 10/18 is required
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 – effective April 24, 2019
|2 PERSON||3 PERSON||4 PERSON||5 PERSON||6 PERSON||7 PERSON||8 PERSON|
|30% INCOME LIMITS||$18,400||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
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:
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.