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Pittsburgh Housing Authority Improves Section 8 Housing Voucher Program, Approves $500K Contract

The Housing Authority in Pittsburgh approves a $500K contract to improve the Section 8 housing voucher program.

October 26, 2023

A contract of up to $500,000 has been approved by the board members of the housing authority of the city of Pittsburgh to improve the Section 8 voucher program.

The contract was approved after a brief discussion held on Thursday at the board’s monthly meeting.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, referred to as Section 8 subsidized rent for tenants living in privately owned rental units. Nearly 5,000 families in Pittsburgh use the Section 8 Voucher to pay a portion of their house rent via this program.

The landlords complained about the program regarding the delays and red tape. The problems concerning the program have become worse due to the pandemic.

The housing authority officials also reported some problems in May and said that they were planning to hire more staff and make improvements to improve customer service.

The officials in the meeting revealed that new staff will be trained to improve the performance of the Housing Choice Voucher program.

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Giammarise Kate. “Pittsburgh Housing Authority approves $500k contract to improve Section 8 housing voucher program”. WESA FM, October 26, 2023,
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Last Updated: September 20, 2021