Welcome to the McKeesport Housing Authority web site. Whether you are looking for a home or a current tenant at MHA, our goal is to help you find the information you need.


About MHA

The McKeesport Housing Authority is an instrumentality which was created under the United States Housing Act of 1937. The mission of the housing authoirty is to primarily assist low-income individuals to find quality housing options in the McKeesport area.

The authority owns and operates 1,021 federally assisted units consisting of:

  • Senior living communities
  • Handicapped accessible housing
  • Neighborhood sites consisting of town homes and single family homes

Admission into these housing units is not limited to income. Applicants may choose between rental rates based on income or flat rental rates.

In addition, the authority administers a Section 8 voucher program, which assists over 400 families/individuals who live in privately owned rental homes throughout the city of McKeesport.

Applications to this program are currently being accepted; however, there is a funding limit on how many individuals may participate.

Federal participation in the Section 8 Program is limited to income guidelines.


The Section 8 Department has closed its' waiting list to new applications effective April 29, 2011



Special Programs

Making your home with MHA has a lot of advantages. Here are just a few of the special programs available through MHA:

  • Head Start
  • Recreational Centers
  • On-Site UPMC Medical Care

On-Site UPMC Medical Care

Residents are encouraged to attend the free lectures, presentations and discussions that take place weekly at the Rec Centers. The information that we share may prove invaluable to you and your family. We have scheduled the events later in the day to make it more convenient for residents to attend. Your health and the health of your family is important – come to the Health Center and take a step toward a healthier life-style!

YMCA After School Program

If your children must be left unattended after school, please take advantage of the excellent After School Program sponsored by the McKeesport YMCA and held at the Crawford Village Family Service Center and the Harrison Village Rec Center. All school age children can participate. There are supervised activities, games, and nutritious snacks. Don’t leave your child unattended in the after school hours. Sign up for the YMCA After School Program. It will give you peace of mind and keep your kids safe.

Convenient Transportation

The PAT Transit McKeesport Bus terminal is conveniently located within walking distance of all our communities. In addition, bus stops are located within our communities.

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