Effective July 27, 2015 Our Smethport Office has relocated!
Please visit us at 415 W. Main Street in Smethport, Pennsylvania. All mail and written correspondence should be addressed to:
415 W. Main Street
Smethport, PA 16749
Welcome to the McKean County Housing Authority. The McKean County Housing Authority serves all communities within the county. The Housing Authority offers a variety of programs that ensure low, very-low, and extremely-low income households a safe, decent, and affordable place to live.
The Housing Authority programs include Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, and Central Towers.
Public Housing was established to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is the federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. The participant is free to choose any housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
Central Towers is a Section 8 New Construction site located in Kane that was established to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Rent is based on income and includes all utilities and basic cable. On-site amenities include 2 elevators, a large community room, coin-operated laundry room, a pavilion, a beauty salon, and a computer lab.