Shamokin Housing Authority
1 E Independence Street
Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA

570-644-0431

Section 8 HCV 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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Shamokin Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 202 affordable rental units. It also administers 221 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Shamokin 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Shamokin Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (48%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (52%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Shamokin 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 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, Shamokin Housing Authority scored an average of 82 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2008 and a low score of 64 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Shamokin 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Shamokin Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 84. The scores for properties managed by Shamokin Housing Authority range from a high of 85 to a low of 83.

The highest scoring property in the Shamokin Housing Authority portfolio is Hillcrest Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Raspberry Hill.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Shamokin 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. Shamokin Housing Authority owns and manages 202 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Shamokin Housing Authority is $278.00 compared to the state average of $294.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Pennsylvania ranges from a low of $223.00 to a high of $385.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Shamokin Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/8/10 Plan
2008 1/9/09 Plan
2005 10/31/05 Plan
2004 11/23/04 Plan
2003 10/4/02 Plan
2002 7/16/02 Plan
2001 11/13/01 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Shamokin from ApartmentSmart

2

Public Housing Projects

202

Public Housing Units

221

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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