Find out how to apply for PHA’s housing programs and learn more about the waitlist process here.
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.
Review the Public Housing Waitlist document below for information related to the average wait times for PHA’s public housing.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Rental assistance to low-income families in the private rental market.
Public Housing Program
Waitlist is currently closed. However, senior-designated housing developments and special programs remain open.
Applying for Public Housing Online
1. Mailing address of head of household
2. Phone number of head of household
3. The following information is required for all household members:
Social Security Number
Date of Birth
Gross Monthly Income
4. Site Selection:
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
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).
Update Your Existing Application Online
If you have already registered for a PIN, you may review or update your existing application using the button below
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.