The Johnstown Housing Authority provides housing to eligible low or very low income families and individuals. Residents pay rent based on income, rather than on the size or type of accommodation.
Public Housing Program
The Johnstown Housing Authority has eleven complexes, scattered throughout Cambria County, seven with 983 apartments, which are designed for low income families and individuals. There are four complexes that are designed for the elderly, disabled or handicapped. They consist of 521 low income apartments.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Under the Housing Choice Voucher Program, the JHA also provides rental subsidy to 953 very low income families and individuals throughout Cambria County. This program is designed to provide applicants an opportunity to choose housing on the open market from private landlords who are willing to participate in the program.