Affordable Housing for Everyone!

The mission of the Housing Authority of Chester County is to provide, manage and develop quality affordable housing for individuals and families while promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization. This will be achieved through maximizing our resources while always ensuring the financial integrity of the agency. Furthermore, it is our intent to accomplish this through forging the strong partnerships necessary to create innovative solutions to the housing needs of the communities we serve.

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Housing Authority of Chester County Special Notices!

Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) Board Appoints Paul Diggs as Executive Director

Paul Diggs - CEO Housing Authority of Chester County

PHOTO: Paul Diggs, newly appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Chester County.

WEST CHESTER, PA - February 5, 2024 - The Board of the Housing Authority of Chester County (HACC) has appointed Paul Diggs MPA as Executive Director of the organization, effective immediately. Paul comes to this position from the Howard County Maryland - Housing Commission and takes over HACC leadership from retired Executive Director Dale Gravett.

Housing Authority Board Chair Pat Bokovitz said, "The Executive Director role at the Housing Authority of Chester County is critical to ensure quality housing is provided to the 1,800 recipients of housing choice vouchers and 180 households living in the Housing Authority's public housing units.

"The focus of the Housing Authority of Chester County is to provide, manage and develop quality affordable housing for individuals and families while also promoting self-sufficiency and neighborhood revitalization. This is achieved through forging strong partnerships to create innovative solutions to the housing needs of those we serve.

"Meeting this focus on a daily basis requires strong leadership and we are excited to have Paul join the organization," adds Bokovitz.

Mr. Diggs received a Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Public Policy and a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Baltimore. In addition to his role as Director of the Housing Choice Voucher Program with the Housing Commission of Howard County, Maryland, he has gained experience in management positions with the Housing Authorities in Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington DC.

The Housing Authority of Chester County was established in 1963 to meet the housing needs of low and very low-income residents of the county. The Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board which meets monthly. Services are provided by the agency's 30 employees supported by an annual budget of approximately $22 million. The Executive Director serves as the administrative head of the HACC and principal advisor to the Board and is responsible for the effective management and administration of the Authority.

Special Announcements:

We will be closed due to training on Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

The Housing Authority of the County of Chester is soliciting proposals for Fee Accounting Services. Copies of the Request for Proposal (RFP) may be obtained by emailing bbolt@haccnet.org

The HACC Drop Box is Here:

Now located at our main office, 30 West Barnard St, Suite 2, West Chester, PA 19382, is a drop box available for tenants and landlords to use for delivery of any required documents. It is located at our front door to the left. Please feel free to use this 24/7 should you have any documents to drop off to us. Please be assured it is completely safe, private and secure.

Other Forms of Delivery

MAIL TO: Housing Authority of Chester County
30 West Barnard, Suite 2
West Chester, PA 19382
Attn: Your Specialist Here

  • Main Office Fax: 610-436-9203
  • Section 8 Fax: 610-430-0853
  • Special Programs Fax: 610-701-6418
  • Scan and email to: hacc2020@yahoo.com or you may feel free to send it directly to your housing specialist via email! If you don’t know your housing specialist's email, call our main office at 610-436-9200 and we will provide it for you!

Major Announcement:


Rent Relief Program for Chester County Residents

The Housing Authority of the County of Chester is no longer a participant in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). If you are receiving this notice, your ERAP referral has been closed. If you had reported having a pending court ordered eviction and/or utility shut off notice your application will be prioritized and someone will be reaching out to you shortly. If you did not report a court ordered eviction and/or utility shut off notice your application will be closed and you will need to call 2-1-1 and use prompts 2-2-2 to reapply and be reassigned to an appropriate ERAP Provider. If you did not have an court ordered eviction and/or a utility shut off notice when you were initially referred to HACC but your situation has changed, please call 2-1-1 and use prompts 2-2-2 to update your situation and your application will be prioritized accordingly. I apologize for the inconvenience, and we are working diligently to get you pointed in the right direction.

- Steven Wayock

Other Announcements:

Small Area Fair Market Rent:
SMALL AREA FAIR MARKET RENT (SAFMR) ARE NOW HERE!
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOUSING SUBSIDIES
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR HOUSING VOUCHERS!
Vouchers are very limited in number and have very special requirements. Qualified families/individuals can only get on the waiting list through a referral. You cannot apply directly in person or online for these vouchers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

BECOME A GREAT TENANT!
The HACC is proud to introduce a great learning opportunity for landlords, current voucher holders and those interested in receiving subsidies through the voucher program. We now have an online course that really helps one to become an excellent tenant. It is a wonderful benefit for both the owner and the family or individual who rents the property. Just click the below link to access this wonderful training opportunity.
Want to become a great tenant?

Special Hours:

Click here to view the 2024 holiday schedule

Holiday Hours:
We are closed on 6/19/24, in honor of Juneteenth.

Friday Hours:
Effective immediately, the offices will be closed on Fridays at 11:30. a.m. until further notice.

Main office to reopen by appointment only. Please view the flyer for more details.

Public Housing: Closed
HCVP: Open w/ Exceptions
 
 

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June 25, 2024: Zoom Link
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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: Closed

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