About Carbon County Housing Authority

The Carbon County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

The Carbon County Housing Authority serves Carbon County, Weatherly, Nesquehoning and Summit Hill.

Carbon County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The CCHA offers four communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the CCHA to pick up an application, located at 215 South Third Street, Lehighton, PA 18235, 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.

The CCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Carbon County, or a working family.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 610-377-9375 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Carbon County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Working/Employed.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Carbon County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Carbon County Housing Authority (CCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, you must visit the CCHA office to pick up an application, located at 215 South Third Street, Lehighton, PA 18235, 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.

The CCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Carbon County, or a working family.

This information was confirmed by a CCHA representative over the phone.

For more information, the CCHA can be reached by calling 610-377-9375 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/22/2015.


About the Carbon County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Carbon County Housing Authority manages 421 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 421
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $445
Monthly Cost $187,173

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Carbon County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 13% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,746 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Carbon County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 57% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Carbon County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $607. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Carbon County Housing Authority

430 E Bertsch St
Lansford Mid - Rise is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Lansford.
212 Bankway St
Scattered Sites is a 53 unit low income housing apartment community in Lehighton.
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Affordable Apartments near Carbon County Housing Authority

1 Susquehanna Street
Lehigh Coal and Navigation is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Jim Thorpe. Rents at Lehigh Coal and Navigation are $755-840.
360 Delaware Ave
Palmer House is a 51 unit low income housing apartment community in Palmerton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
101 S 1st St
Lehighton Elderly is a 112 unit low income housing apartment community in Lehighton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance