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

610-377-9375 http://www.cchapa.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Carbon County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

The Carbon County Housing Authority (CCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


To apply, you must visit the CCHA office to pick up an application, located at 215 South Third Street, Lehighton, PA 18235, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The CCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Carbon County, or a working family.

This information was confirmed by a CCHA representative over the phone.

For more information, the CCHA can be reached by calling 610-377-9375 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Carbon County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 29th, 2015.

The Carbon County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The CCHA offers four communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the CCHA to pick up an application, located at 215 South Third Street, Lehighton, PA 18235, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The CCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Carbon County, or a working family.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 610-377-9375 during normal office hours.

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 Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Carbon County Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 85 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Carbon County Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Pennsylvania housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Carbon County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 9/23/11 Plan
2010 10/1/10 Plan
2008 9/10/08 Plan
2007 9/18/07 Plan
2006 9/18/06 Plan
2005 9/22/05 Plan
2004 9/2/04 Plan
2001 9/28/01 Plan
2000 10/2/00 Plan