Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville
410 Laurel Boulevard Pottsville, PA 17901

570-628-2702

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 508 affordable rental units. It also administers 371 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville between Public Housing Units (58%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (42%) to that of all housing authorities in PA, Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville has a larger 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville range from a high of 89 to a low of 68.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Pottsville portfolio is Laurel Court Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Laurel Terrace.

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

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

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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6

Public Housing Projects

508

Public Housing Units

371

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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