Affordable Housing for Everyone

We strive to provide quality housing to all eligible persons, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, or disability; and to increase the availability of affordable housing within Chester County

Dale P. Gravett, Executive Director, HACC

Letter from the Executive Director

Dale P. Gravett

The Board of Commissioners, Executive Director and staff welcome you to the website of the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC). As you explore the site you will be pleased to find the wide array of housing options offered through our agency and its affiliated partners. Want to see what we look like? Interior and exterior photographs are provided for each of the public housing sites and those of our partnership properties. It is our intent to provide the best quality housing at an affordable price and to make eligibility for that housing fair and equitable to all.

It is our intent to provide the best quality housing
at an affordable price and fair and equitable to all.

The site contains direct information and various links that will hopefully answer the questions you may have about the availability of affordable properties in Chester County and how one can access that housing. You will find general information about the HACC along with specific guidance on how to apply for housing and the qualifications needed to become one of our clients through either Section 8 or the public housing program. If either of our waiting lists are open you will be able to apply through a link found at this web address. And the key components of both the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and the Public Housing Programs are explained in detail so that you can see the depth and scope of our operations at the agency.

Of course we understand that you may be visiting the HACC site for reasons other than obtaining housing. The latest news releases are included along with notification of important meetings including the monthly sessions of the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. We have attached copies of key staff produced documents such as the HACC Five Year Plan and my latest report as Executive Director. We also have included links to federal and state policy publications that are pertinent to operations at HACC. If you have the need for social services related to affordable housing, the site can guide you to the Chester County agencies that can provide the help you may require.

Working together we can make affordable housing
a reality for all citizens of Chester County.

Finally, we want to hear from you! The site is used as a tool to post documents that are presented for your comments. When we solicit your views we are truly sincere in wanting your input either pro or con. So when we ask, please tell us how you feel about proposed changes in the way we operate. Your opinion does matter and will be heard. Working together we can make affordable housing a reality for all citizens of Chester County.

Thank you and enjoy your visit!

Find the Housing Solution that Works for You

Public Housing

The Housing Authority of the County of Chester currently has 206 public housing units that it owns and manages as well as 99 public housing units owned by various limited partnerships located throughout Chester County.

In the Borough of West Chester, HACC has a mix of elderly/disabled housing, 85 apartments and one family site of 24 townhouses. In the Borough of Phoenixville, the Authority has one mid-rise apartment building with 50 units for the elderly and disabled.In Oxford, the Authority has one mid-rise with 48 apartments for the elderly and disabled. The 99 other units are located in West Chester (16 family); and Coatesville/S. Coatesville (83).

Useful Public Housing Information
Main Page | How to Apply | Applicant Portal

Status: Open with Exceptions

HCVP (Section 8 Housing)

This program provides eligible persons the opportunity to live in housing in the private sector. For details about this program, please visit HUDs website.

This Authority currently has approximately 1700 vouchers that are assisting families by providing funds to meet a portion of the rental costs of a lease with a private landlord. If you cannot log on to your account, you must send your request in writing to learn your position on the wait list.

Learn more about Project-Based Vouchers and Tenant-Based Vouchers.

Useful HCVP Links
Main Page | How to Apply | Applicant Portal

Status: Open with Exceptions

Landlord Portal

Assistance for Landlords

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program provides rental assistance to low-income families while allowing the Landlord to maintain the Tenant/Landlord relationship as it would be in the unassisted rental market. This packet will provide you with some basic information about landlord participation in the program.

Learn More about:
How to lease your unit to an HCV participant
Tenant screening
Landlord / Tenant lease
Steps involved in the lease up / contract finalization process
Security Deposit
Non-Discrimination and accessibility for persons with disabilities
Forms and Resources
Landlord Programs

Did you know...
HACC hosts a Landlord Seminar several times a year at our main office?

Next Seminar:
8/18/2016 6:00 PM