Allentown Housing Authority

1339 W Allen Street
Allentown, PA 18102

(610) 439-8678 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

General Information:
The Allentown Housing Authority provides several housing options for individuals, families, senior citizens and persons with disabilities, including designated buildings and communities throughout the City of Allentown. These include mutli-bedroom apartments for families and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments for the elderly and disabled. All sites offer connective services to other agencies such as the Pennsylvania Employment Center, U.S. Social Security, Lehigh County Departments of Aging, Human Services and Veterans, Lehigh-Carbon Community College, Allentown City Hall and other federal, state and county agencies. In addition, AHA offers a comprehensive Social Services program for residents, including Tenant Councils at all locations, activities provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Allentown and Head Start and Pre K Counts for young children, Family Self-Sufficiency and Scholarships for high school graduates and colleges students with family in an AHA apartment. Available Programs     Public Housing     Including family housing and housing for senior citizens and person with disabilities     NSA     Neighborhood Strategy Areas     Housing Choice Voucher Program     Also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program The Allentown Housing Authority is switching to an online application and processing system. All of your information has been uploaded to an online portal. The online portal will allow you to manage your household information, manage the units that you have applied for, and even allow you to check your position on the waiting list. You can access the online portal by going to the following web page: Simply enter this web address into your browser of choice. You will use the boxes on the right to log into the web portal. Either the applicant, applicant's representative or an AHA staffer can enter the information. AHA needs to collect the following information to determine eligibility:     (1) Names of all persons who would be living in the unit, their sex, date of birth, and relationship to the family head;     (2) Your present address and telephone number and email address;     (3) Family characteristics (e.g., Allentown resident) or circumstances (e.g.,victim of domestic violence) that might qualify the family for occupancy preferences;     (4) Names and addresses of your current and previous landlords for information about your family's suitability as a tenant;     (5) An estimate of your family's anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;     (6) The names and addresses of employers, banks, and any other information the AHA would need to verify your income and deductions, and to verify the family composition; and     (7) The AHA also may visit you in your home to interview you and your family members to see how you manage the upkeep of you current home. 


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