Find out how to apply for PHA's housing programs and learn more about the waitlist process here.
Housing Choice Voucher Program

Click here for an overview of PHA's Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist is currently closed.

The public will be notified through TV, radio, print advertising, and on this website when the HCV waitlist will be reopened.

Public Housing Program

Click here for an overview of PHA's Public Housing Program.

The Public Housing Program waitlist is currently closed. However, senior-designated housing developments and special programs remain open.

PHA closed its Public Housing Program wait lists on April 15, 2013. The wait list will reopen when PHA determines that the average wait time for housing has reached an acceptable level. The public will be notified through advertisement on this website.

Click here for information related to the average wait times for the Public Housing Wait List.

Applying for Public Housing Online

Required Information:

1. Mailing address of head of household
2. Phone number of head of household
3. The following information is required for all household members:
  1. Social Security Number
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Gender
  4. Race
  5. Ethnicity
  6. Gross Monthly Income
4. Site Selection:
  1. PHA-owned Public Housing - your choice of 5 sites where you would like to live or choose to move into the first unit available that meets your needs
  2. PAPMC - your choice of sites that meet your income and household size

Please ensure that you have the information above 
before starting your application.
Create an Application Online

First time users will have to complete the registration for a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Start Application Here

Update Your Existing Application Online

If you have already registered for a PIN, you may
review or update your existing application here

The Waitlist Process

When your name reaches the top of the waiting list, you will be screened for suitability and eligibility. Upon successful completion of the screening process, your application will be placed in a ready pool for housing. Based on unit availability in your bedroom size, you will be contacted for a unit that meets your need.

PHA does not provide applicants with their position or number on the waitlist for PHA housing programs. Position on the list is based on time and date of initial application, the type and size of the unit required based on occupancy guidelines and any applicable Special Programs and/or Allocations. During the application process, you may check on the status of your application online or by calling (215) 684-4000. Hearing Impaired: 711 or TTY-800-654-5984.

Click here for other, non-PHA housing resources in the City.