Mission Statement

The Mission of the Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin is to provide eligible families with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives. Furthermore, the Housing Authority will endeavor to provide accessible facilities to persons with disabilities. The Housing Authority is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical, and professional manner as well as creating and maintaining partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies.



The Housing Authority has come a long way since its creation in 1959. At its core, the Housing Authority’s mission has always been to provide affordable housing to lower income persons. Initially, housing assistance was provided exclusively through the Public Housing Program. Lang Manor was the first Public Housing development opened in 1963, followed by the construction of 15 other Public Housing buildings and developments through 1986. There are now a total of 725 units.

In addition to the Public Housing Program, the Housing Authority implemented the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program in the mid 1970s. Over time, the Authority gradually increased the size of the Section 8 Program. Today, the Authority is authorized to assist up to 1,072 families.


Board Members/Meetings 




William Pettigrew, Sr.

Vice Chairman

Michael Musser II

Assistant Secretary

Nancy Thompson


George Connor

Assistant Treasurer

William Roberts, Jr.


Leo Agresti


Thomas P. Gacki, Esq. Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott


Board Meetings are held in the Board Room of the Housing Authority’s main office building in Steelton. Meetings typically start at 10 A.M. every 2nd Wednesday of the month; on rare occasions when the time and/or dates are changed, the new time and date will be noted on this page and published in The Patriot News in advance. The Annual Meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday in June, starting a 2 P.M.

Board Meetings are open for the public to attend.




The Housing Authority of the County of Dauphin (HACD) is a non-profit, public agency incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the Housing Authority Law of 1937 for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and affordable living environments that foster stability, independence and self-sufficiency for low income residents of Dauphin County.