Cumberland County Housing Authority

114 N Hanover Street
Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania 17013
(717) 249-1315

Cumberland County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Carlisle, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 16th, 2019, Cumberland County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Cumberland County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Cumberland County Housing Authority serves Cumberland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Cumberland County Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Cumberland County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Cumberland County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

To apply for Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher, please follow this link.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, please write that number down for future reference

Please note: Before you submit your application, please print out the forms that need to be signed. Once they are signed, mail out within 5 business days to activate your application.

The CCHRA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Cumberland County, single parent with a child under six years old, CCRA displaced, elderly, disabled, or working.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://cchra.com/, or by calling 717-249-1315 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7172491315.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 149 public housing units in nine communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to apply online.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number, please write that number down for future reference. Please Note: Before you submit your application please print out the forms that need to be signed. Once they are signed, mail out within 5 business days to activate your application.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Cumberland County, single parent with a child under six years old, CCRA displaced, elderly, disabled, or working.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://cchra.com/, or by calling 717-249-1315 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7172491315.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Cumberland County Housing Authority

More information about Cumberland County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.cchra.com.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Cumberland County Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Cumberland County Housing Authority manages 1,230 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,175 4 19 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $465 $467 $410 $745
Monthly Cost $545,803 $1,868 $7,785 $11,916

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cumberland 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 16% having issued approximately 82 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 24 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 $15,318 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

38% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cumberland County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 48% 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 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Cumberland County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $395 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $541. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



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 Cumberland County Housing Authority

Carlisle Family Apartments

2 W Penn St
Carlisle, PA

For Public Family Housing

60 West Penn Street
Carlisle, PA
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

For Public Senior Housing

2 West Penn St
Carlisle, PA
Income Based
1 BR
HCV Welcome
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