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Hazleton Housing Authority

320 W. Mine Street
Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18201

Hazleton Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 7th, 2020, Hazleton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Studio and 1-Bedroom High-Rise Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now.

Hazleton Housing Authority serves Hazleton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Studio and 1-Bedroom High-Rise Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Now
1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Open Hazleton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Hazleton Housing Authority Website: http://hazletonhousingauthority.com/.

Hazleton Housing Authority Phone: (570) 455-9503.

Open Now: Studio and 1-Bedroom High-Rise Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior and Disabled Public Housing Waiting List

The Hazleton Housing Authority (HHA) Studio and 1-Bedroom High-Rise Elderly/Disabled Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted every Wednesday; from 9:00 am until 11:30 am, and 1:00 pm and 3 pm ET; since at least September, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from the HHA located at 320 W Mine St, Hazleton, PA 18201.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the HHA, address mentioned above during the times mentioned above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA Public Housing page, or the HHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Carol Weston at 570-455-9503, ext. 119.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/03/2019.

Other Hazleton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Hazleton Housing Authority (HHA) waiting list for 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HHA Public Housing page, or the HHA website.

Last Updated on 05/11/2020.

About Hazleton Housing Authority

More information about Hazleton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://hazletonhousingauthority.com/.

Representatives of Hazleton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (570) 455-9503. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/07/2020, it is not known if Hazleton 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 Hazleton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hazleton Housing Authority manages 240 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 236 3 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $527 $186 $898
Monthly Cost $124,345 $557 $898

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hazleton 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 18% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $14,840 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 40% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% 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, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% 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.

62% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 59% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

63% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hazleton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 93% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 23% with 2 bedrooms and 57% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Hazleton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $340 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $574. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $185.



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 Apartments Operated by Hazleton Housing Authority

Vine West

124 S Filmore Ct
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Vine Manor

320 W Mine St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Hazle Twin Apartments

50 E Juniper St
Hazleton, Pennsylvania