Franklin County Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Waiting List
Closed: Franklin County, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Franklin County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Franklin County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Franklin County, Pennsylvania Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) last accepted Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list applications from June 1, 2023, until 250 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were four ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Print the paper application.
  3. Pick up an application from the FCHA offices.
  4. Complete the application in person at the FCHA offices.

Once the paper application was completed, it was either:

  1. Dropped off at the FCHA offices.
  2. Faxed to the FCHA.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as followed:

  • 1 Person $26,050 | 5 Persons $40,200
  • 2 Persons $29,800 | 6 Persons $43,200
  • 3 Persons $33,500 | 7 Person $46,150
  • 4 Persons $37,200 | 8 Persons $49,150

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Families who are victim of domestic violence.
  • Homeless
  • Working preferences (includes elderly families or families whose head or spouse is receiving income based on their inability to work.)

It was not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the FCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FCHA notice on May 22, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Franklin County Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting List

The Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least January 7, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Franklin County; Working at least 30 hours a week over 12 months; Elderly; Disabled; Victim of domestic violence; Federally declared disaster zone. More information about the preferences can be found here.

For more information, visit the FCHA Information on Admissions Process page, or the FCHA website.

Open Until Further Notice: Franklin County, Pennsylvania Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Franklin County Housing Authority (FCHA) is accepting Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from the earliest confirmed date of June 2, 2023, until further notice.

Please note: According to the FCHA "

  • Must be under the age of 62
  • Someone over the age of 18 must be disabled
  • Must be homeless, at risk of being homeless, institutionalized, or at risk of being institutionalized (need written proof of this requirement, including but not limited to a written statement, eviction letter, Notice to Quit, statement from homeless shelter, a statement from the person you are living with)."

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.
  2. Complete the application at one of the two Franklin County offices, located at 290 West Washington Street, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 17201, or 202 Elder Avenue, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, 17268, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, ET.
  3. Pick up an application at one of the two Franklin County offices at the above addresses during office hours.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at one of the two Franklin County offices, at the addresses above during office hours.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the FCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the FCHA website on June 2, 2023.

About The Agency

Franklin County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 699 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

436 West Washington Street, Chambersburg, PA

Visit Website(717) 263-4200

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online

How large is the Franklin County Housing Authority?

Franklin County Housing Authority serves 666 low-income households. The agency manages 391 Housing Choice Vouchers and 338 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Franklin County Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 74 percent of households served by Franklin County Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Franklin County Housing Authority households.

How many Franklin County Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 106 households and make up 16 percent of households served by Franklin County Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Franklin County Housing Authority?

There are 492 female-headed renter households living in Franklin County Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 74% of those served by the Franklin County Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Franklin County Housing Authority renters?

Black 120
Native American 7
White 400
Hispanic 140

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Franklin County Housing Authority?

There are 266 households headed by seniors served by the Franklin County Housing Authority. Senior households are 40% of households in Franklin County Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Franklin County Housing Authority housing?

There are 239 persons with disabilities living in Franklin County Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 36% of households served by the Franklin County Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Franklin County Housing Authority?

The Franklin County Housing Authority is rated as a standard performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Franklin County Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Franklin County Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on June 1, 2023 and closed on June 28, 2023.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Franklin County Housing Authority

201 Butternut Ln

201 Butternut Ln, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

202 W Catherine St

202 W Catherine St, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 17201

17A W North St

17A W North St, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268

202 Hawbaker Ave

202 Hawbaker Ave, Waynesboro, Pennsylvania 17268