Allentown Housing Authority
1339 W Allen Street Allentown, PA 18102
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Allentown Housing Authority (AHA) is taking these steps to protect staff, residents and the community.
COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher
Pursuant to the authority provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law 116-136), HUD is waiving and establishing alternative requirements for numerous statutory and regulatory requirements for the Public Housing program, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program, and Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program. These waivers provide administrative flexibilities and relief to public housing agencies (PHAs), Indian tribes, and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) in response to the COVID-19 national emergency. With respect to the Public Housing and HCV programs, use of these waivers is at the discretion of the PHA; however, HUD strongly encourages PHAs to utilize any and all waivers and alternative requirements as necessary to keep public housing and HCV programs operational to the extent practicable. This document is a summary of the waivers, provided by HUD, and selected by the Allentown Housing Authority.
Allentown Housing Authority Offices: http://www.allentownhousing.org/pdf/covid19_InfoEng.pdf
Allentown Housing Authority Offices (Spanish): http://www.allentownhousing.org/pdf/covid19_InfoEsp.pdf
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
PA Department of Health: https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx
COVID-19 Testing Information: https://www.lvhn.org/testing-services/coronavirus-covid-19-care
Allentown Police Department on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allentownpolice
Allentown School District Food Distribution: https://www.allentownsd.org/departments/community_and_student_services/health_services/COVID19
Warmline (610-820-8451): https://pbfalv.org/programs/warmline/
Warmline is a free telephone support service for Lehigh Valley adults challenged by loneliness, isolation, stress and anxiety, or who need information about available services.
Payments for Non-Filers: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have created a web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those individuals who don't normally file a tax return.
To provide information to the Allentown Housing Authority. You can email the information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fax the information to 484-214-8145. Please remember if you are emailing or faxing to cover any personal identifying information, social security number, address, birth date, etc. If you know your id number (tXXXXXXX) you can write that on the information. We will process your requests as quickly as possible.