Violence Against Women Act HUD Form 5380 - Self Certification Form



The Section 8 Program was enacted as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, which recodified the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, to provide improved living conditions and affordable rents to low-income persons. The rental assistance for this program is "tenant-based", meaning assistance follows the program participant. Participants of this program locate housing of their choice in the private market and may retain the rental assistance if they move to another location. Participants of this program pay rent based on their income. The ACHA pays the difference between the rent the landlord is requesting and the participant's share of the rent by issuing a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) directly to the landlord. The ACHA receives federal funding to cover the HAPs to the landlords. The ACHA has been allocated two hundred sixty-four (264) Section 8 Vouchers by HUD. Fifteen (15) vouchers are reserved specifically to keep families together through the Family Unification Program. The ACHA also administers the Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, and Family Unification Programs in conjunction with the Section 8 Voucher (S8V) Program.

Applicants must meet certain ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS for admission into the Section 8 HCV Program:

All applicants are processed and placed on a waiting list according to date and time of application and preference eligibility.

The ACHA does not have any emergency housing programs.


Finding our Office
We are located at 301 Chartiers Avenue, McKees Rocks PA 15136. Main Phone Number: 412.355.8940
Intake Business Hours: 8:30AM to 4:00PM Monday thru Friday.

In a Neighborhood Near You
With neighborhoods throughout Allegheny County, ACHA offers a great choice of locations, too.  Choose to move closer to your family or friends.  But, beyond just offering great homes in great neighborhoods, ACHA tries to help residents enjoy a higher quality of life.  That means doing everything possible to make sure our buildings are safe and secure.  If affordable housing is what you've been waiting for, ACHA has dozens of units currently available in a neighborhood of your choice.