Scranton Housing Authority
400 Adams Avenue Scranton, PA 18510

570-348-4400

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Scranton Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 1,291 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,006 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Scranton Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Scranton Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (56%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (44%) to that of all housing authorities in PA, Scranton Housing Authority 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.

Scranton Housing Authority manages 6 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Scranton Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 55.

The highest scoring property in the Scranton Housing Authority portfolio is Jackson Heights Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Valley View Terrace.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 83% of properties managed by Scranton 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. Scranton Housing Authority owns and manages 1291 public housing units in 7 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Scranton Housing Authority is $279.00 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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7

Public Housing Projects

1,291

Public Housing Units

1,006

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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