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 for low income people 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.