Carbon County Housing Authority
215 S. 3rd Street Lehighton, PA 18235

610-377-9375

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Carbon County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 153 affordable rental units. It also administers 447 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Carbon County Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Carbon County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (26%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (74%) to that of all housing authorities in PA, Carbon County Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in PA.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Carbon County Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 82. The scores for properties managed by Carbon County Housing Authority range from a high of 82 to a low of 81.

The highest scoring property in the Carbon County Housing Authority portfolio is Lansford Mid-rise and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Carbon County Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Carbon County Housing Authority owns and manages 153 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Carbon County Housing Authority is $315.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of PA ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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2

Public Housing Projects

153

Public Housing Units

447

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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