The Altoona Housing Authority is a
municipal authority that was created to administer and develop
affordable housing for low income families in the City of
Altoona. The Housing Authority was created in 1949 to develop
Pleasant Village, a 126 unit Veteran’s Housing development which
opened in 1951.
Today the Housing Authority provides
assistance to families in Altoona through its Public Housing,
Section 8, and Pleasant Village housing opportunities.
The housing assistance to low income families is provided
through two main programs, Public Housing and the Section 8
Voucher programs. The Housing Authority owns and manages public
housing apartments in the City of Altoona. Additional assistance
is provided to families through the Section 8 Voucher Program.
The public housing apartments are located at three primary communities in the City: Fairview Hills, Green Avenue Tower,
Eleventh Street Tower. The Altoona Housing Authority also
manages Pleasant Village apartments.
To be considered for housing at any of these developments
families must apply and meet eligibility guidelines.