Lebanon County Housing Authority
930 Willow Street
Lebanon, Lebanon County, PA

717-273-1630 http://www.lebanoncountyhousing.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lebanon County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Lebanon County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 7, 2016, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in 2010.


Please note: Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit the pre-application has no affect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept pre-applications.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery. A lottery drawing will be held after May 7, 2016.

No more information has been provided about this opening. We have contacted the LCHA, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (717) 273-1630 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Lebanon County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers seven public housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to apply online.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write that number down for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Lebanon County, employed at least 17.5 hours a week, over the age of 62, disabled, living in substandard conditions, rent burden, forced to move due to no fault of your own, family member under the age of six or a member of the family is pregnant and living in a house that has been identified as a lead risk.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.lebanoncountyhousing.com/, or by calling 717-273-1639 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lebanon County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 403 affordable rental units. It also administers 740 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lebanon County Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 Lebanon County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Lebanon 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, Lebanon County Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 83 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Lebanon 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 Lebanon County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/22/12 Plan
2011 6/27/11 Plan
2009 6/18/09 Plan
2008 6/25/08 Plan
2007 7/11/07 Plan
2006 7/5/06 Plan
2005 7/28/05 Plan
2004 6/3/04 Plan
2003 6/10/03 Plan
2002 5/31/02 Plan
2001 6/12/01 Plan
2000 8/11/00 Plan