The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth
PO Box 350
Nicholson, Wyoming 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.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 65 affordable rental units. It also administers 397 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth 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 The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth between Public Housing Units (14%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (86%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth 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, The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth scored an average of 86 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2006 and a low score of 65 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Pennsylvania is 79.00.

The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth 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.

The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 88. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Meshoppen Twp Hsng 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 The Wyoming Co Housing & Redevelopment Auth.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/23/12 Plan
2011 12/16/10 Plan
2010 3/18/10 Plan
2009 2/3/09 Plan
2008 1/3/08 Plan
2007 12/22/06 Plan
2006 1/3/06 Plan
2005 11/24/04 Plan
2004 12/24/03 Plan
2003 4/10/03 Plan
2002 4/15/02 Plan
2001 12/4/00 Plan
2000 6/7/00 Plan

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