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Tenants Encouraged to Participate in the 2020 Cenus

8/10/2020

What Is the 2020 Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories.

Why We Conduct This Count

The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

For more information visit https://2020census.gov/en/what-is-2020-census.html 

 

HUD Addresses Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent

5/1/2020

For full details, please click the link below.

 Click Here to Download "Addressing Tenant Concerns Regarding Rent and the
Temporary Suspension of Evictions for Nonpayment of Rent"

Mask Requirements for Mid Rise Buildings

4/22/2020

MID RISE BUILDINGS 

MASK REQUIRED




EFFECTIVE APRIL 20, 2020 GOVERNOR WOLF ANNOUNCED EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR A MASK WHEN IN PUBLIC.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MASK ON WHEN IN THE HALLWAYS. PLEASE LET YOUR GUEST KNOW THEY MUST 

 

HAVE A MASK ON WHEN ENTERING THE BUILDING. PLEASE REPORT PEOPLE YOU MAY SEE ENTERING THE BUILDING 

 

WITHOUT A MASK TO 724-342-4000. IF YOU DON’T KNOW THEM NOTE WHOM THEY ARE VISITING.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER WE ARE ALL TRYING TO STAFF SAFE, A STAY AT HOME ORDER IS IN EFFECT. ONLY GO OUT IF 

 

NECESSARY PLEASE DO NOT GATHER INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE UNIT.

 

WE ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL SO WE ARE WORKING WITH A LIMITED STAFF, REMEMBER YOU CAN CALL IN 

 

ANY EMERGENCY WORK ORDER, ALL OTHER ISSUES WILL BE ADDRESSED AT A LATER DATE. IF YOU ARE MOVING OUT

 

PLEASE PUT YOUR KEYS IN THE MAILBOX LOCATED AT 80 JEFFERSON AVENUE, SHARON, FRONT OF BUILDING. ALL 

 

INCOME CHNAGES ARE BEING PROCESSED, PLEASE CALL THE ABOVE LISTED NUMBER TO REPORT CHANGES OR ASK 

 

QUESTIONS.

 

RENT IS STILL DUE BY THE SIXTH DAY OF THE MONTH. WE UNDERSTAND YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAIL OR BRING IT

 

 IN TO OUR OFFICE DURING THIS TIME WE ARE NOT APPLYING LATE FEES.

COVID-19 Upated Response

3/20/2020

Effective March 23, 2020, MCHA will be going to a skeleton crew. All business will be conducted from the Main office, located at 80 Jefferson Ave. Sharon, PA. All on-site property management office will be closed. We will be doing business by phone or email. All inspections are canceled.

As our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, beginning immediately, our maintenance teams will only be responding to emergency work orders in occupied apartments. If you have a maintenance issue that is not an emergency, it will be addressed later. 

Recertifications are still being done via phone and the mail. Our PHA staff will call to review your paperwork and send the required documents to you for your signature. Please return in the stamped address envelope provided. 

A reminder that our management office will remain open but via phone until further notice. If you have to report a household change, income change, or an emergency, please reach out by phone at 724-342-4000 or email nicole@mchousing.net. If you have a form that needs to be completed or business that requires in-person interaction, please call the office at 724-342-400 and ask for Nicole.  

Also remember that at this time, all community programs, events, and meetings will be postponed until further notice for the safety of our residents, employees, and vendors. This is based on the CDC's recommendation of minimizing large community gatherings to reduce the risk of spreading illnesses. However, programs such as senior food boxes will still be delivered at the discretion of the provider. 

Rent payments can be dropped off at the main office drop box located outside the front door. We will check this box daily. Any paperwork you must turn in can be left in the box as well. 

We appreciate your patience as we navigate and update procedures as this pandemic evolves. 

COVID-19 Action Plan

3/18/2020

MCHA's Executive Director, Holly Nogay, released her action plan for the authority. 

Please download the plan at the link below.

COVID-19 Update

3/17/2020

As you all are aware, health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. As we continue to learn and get updates about the Corona Pandemic, we are being instructed by HUD and other governing bodies on the current status and processes to observe for everyone’s health and well-being. MCHA is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all staff and residents.

Everyone should continue promoting everyday disease prevention strategies:

If you are sick, stay home from work or school; do not attend group functions or use common areas.

Avoid close contact with those who are already sick.

Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 30 seconds.

Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.

Clean unit regularly with disinfectant.

If you have any questions, please contact your property manager or the Main office.

 

Farrell School District Lunch Grab & Go

3/17/2020

In an effort to support our community while schools are closed due to COVID-19, we are opening our doors at the sites below to host the Farrell School District lunch grab & go program.

We will host grab & go lunch programs at the Centennial Community Center, 102 Wallis Ave., Farrell and the Chaver Community Center, 211 Federal St., Farrell. Children can pick up a lunch between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Monday - Friday until school resumes.

There are 2 more locations in the Farrell area as well. For more information, please contact the Farrell School District. 

Public Hearing

2/28/2020

Mercer County Housing Authority will be having a public hearing on February 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM.
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Community Impact Report 2018-2019

2018-2019

MCHchoices 2018-2019 Community Impact Report

Learn about the successes and impact that MCHchoices makes on the Mercer County community. Provides detailed statics about the people we serve.

Download a copy below.

AmeriCorps Opportunities! Revolving enrollment periods throughout the year

September 1, 2018

AmeriCorps Opportunities!  Revolving enrollment periods throughout the year.
 
 
 
School Year Programs:
Members serve full or part-time hours providing academic support, mentoring, and STEM activities in preschools and/or after-school programs.
 
Summer Programs:
Members serve full time hours for 12 weeks traveling in teams to MCHA communities providing children’s activities in discovery, physical fitness, science, math, reading, and the arts.
 
JOIN AmeriCorps and You Will:
  • Receive a set amount of money each month
  • Defer payment on student loans
  • Receive an education award for school or student loans.
  • Those 55 and over can gift their education award to their child, foster or grandchild.
  • Get real experience serving children and your community
 
MCHA AmeriCorps Recruitment Contact
Mila Hiles – 814-221-6946

Opening of the Section 8 Waiting List

July 1, 2018

Mercer County Housing Authority will be accepting applications for the Section 8 Waiting List from July 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018. Applications will be accepted on Mondays only:  8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 80 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon, Pa.  Copies of birth certificates and social security cards must be included for each individual living in the household.
Anyone who needs special services or accommodations should contact the Authority office at 724-342-4004.  EEO/EHO/AA

MCHA Summer Programs 2018

June 5, 2018

Summertime is here! Enroll your child today in MCHA Summer Programs provided by Keystone SMILES AmeriCorps. All programs run Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM and lunch is included! Children will participate in a variety of activities such as science, reading, arts, crafts, and games. There is no charge for MCHA residents. To register please contact Mila Hiles at 814-221-6946. Program dates vary by site. Download your site’s flyer today!

Centennial Place 

Frank Faye

Pine Hollow Village

Quinby/Mesabi

Sharpsville Gardens

Valley View Homes

Smoke-Free Policy

Effective January 1, 2018

MCHA properties have become smoke-free effective 1/1/2018. This means no smoking on our properties or in our units for either staff, tenants, or guests. Those who wish to smoke must be outdoors and 25 feet away from the property. 

New Hours of Operation

Effective June 1, 2017

MCHA has new hours of operation effective June 1, 2017. The new hours are from 8:30am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (724)342-4000 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. We will be happy to assist you.

Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist Closes

Effective March 1, 2017

The closing of the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list by the Mercer County Housing Authority is effective March 1, 2017. A large backlog of applications has forced the Mercer County Housing Authority Section 8 office to stop taking ALL applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. All current applications will be kept active. Public notice will be made when applications for the program resumes.

AVAILABLE AT 8:30 AM TO 4 PM

ADDRESS:

80 Jefferson Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146

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