Snyder County Housing Authority
106 Drake Court
Middleburg, Snyder County, PA


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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

Please Note: The waiting list is approximately 8 weeks.

This housing authority offers one community for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 106 Drake Ct, Middleburg, PA 17842, during normal office hours.

Please Note: The housing authority will mail out applications for senior/disabled individuals, they can request one to be mailed by calling (570) 837-3979 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.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by flood or fire, or living and/or working in Snyder County.

For more information, they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling (570) 837-3979 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Snyder County Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 40 affordable rental units. It also administers 292 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Snyder County Housing Authority is determined to be a Very Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1 - 49 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 Snyder County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (12%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (88%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, Snyder 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 (, 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, Snyder County Housing Authority scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2009 and a low score of 64 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

Snyder 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

As of the last set of publicly available data, Snyder County Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 85. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Shade View Apartments has a passing score.

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

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 Snyder County Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 6/24/11 Plan
2010 5/27/10 Plan
2007 6/13/07 Plan
2006 6/2/06 Plan
2005 6/24/03 Plan
2004 6/28/04 Plan
2003 7/29/03 Plan
2002 7/11/02 Plan
2001 6/13/01 Plan
2000 7/27/00 Plan

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Section 8 Vouchers

Very Small (1 - 49)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

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