The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
PO Box 350
Nicholson, Wyoming County, PA

570-942-6155 http://pahra.org/wyoming-county-housing-redevelopment-authorities/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

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

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (WCHRA) of Wyoming County, PA is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications.


To apply, you must visit the WCHRA to apply in person, located at 133 SJ Bailey Road, P.O. Box 350, Nicholson, PA 18446, during normal office hours. No documents are needed at this time. Be sure all adult household members are present at the time you are completing the application.

The WCHRA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wyoming County.

Please Note: Out-of-county applicants have an approximate six year wait on the waiting list. In-county residents have an approximate one year wait.

For more information the WCHRA can be reached by calling 570-942-6155 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 29th, 2015.

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (WCHRA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


The WCHRA offers two public housing communities with 65 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: Out of County applicants have an approximate six year wait on the waiting list. In County residents have an approximate one year wait.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority and apply in person, located at 133 SJ Bailey Road, P.O. Box 350, Nicholson, PA 18446, during normal office hours. No documents are needed at this time. Be sure all adult household members are present at the time you are completing the application.

The WCHRA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wyoming County.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 570-942-6155, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 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 County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 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 County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities between Public Housing Units (14%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (86%) to that of all housing authorities in Pennsylvania, The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 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, The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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 County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 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 The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities.

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