About Carbondale Housing Authority

The Carbondale Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

The Carbondale Housing Authority serves Carbondale.

Carbondale Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the City of Carbondale (AHCC) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers four public housing communities with 345 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the office to fill out an application, located at 2 John St., Carbondale, PA during normal office hours. 

Be sure to bring these documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when filling out the application.

The HACC does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in the City of Carbondale, elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, homeless, or employed.

For more information, the HACC can be reached by calling (570) 282-0280 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/28/2015.

Carbondale Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Carbondale Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in April 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to complete an application at the CHA office.

The CHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in the City of Carbondale, elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, homeless, or employed.

For more information, the CHA can be reached by calling 570-282-0280 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.


About the Carbondale Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Carbondale Housing Authority manages 132 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 132
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402
Monthly Cost $53,051

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Carbondale 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 10% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 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 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,151 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 32% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Carbondale Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 4% 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 Carbondale Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $552. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $175.



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 Carbondale Housing Authority

2 Russell St
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
John Street is a 147 unit low income housing apartment community in Carbondale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
60 S Main St
Carbondale, Pennsylvania
South High Rise is a 197 unit low income housing apartment community in Carbondale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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