Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 29th, 2015.

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 or Work 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.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 29th, 2015.

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 for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Persons Who Live or Work 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.

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

This information was last updated on July 22nd, 2015.

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.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Lansford Mid-rise 97/100 12/08/2014

Public Housing Operated by Carbon County Housing Authority

Carbon County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Pennsylvania:

Affordable Apartments near Carbon County Housing Authority

90 E Catawissa St
Nesquehoning School Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1500 Evergreen Ave
Weatherly Housing participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit