Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland

50 Mahoning Street
Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania 17847

Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland is a Public Housing Agency in Milton, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 18th, 2019, Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland serves Northumberland County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Northumberland County is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To obtain an application for public housing you must visit one of these two locations to pick up an application:
Milton Office 
50 Mahoning Street
Milton, PA 17847
(570) 742-8797

Mt. Carmel Office
420 West Seventh Street
Mt. Carmel, PA 17851
(570) 339-5844

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to one of the two offices during normal office hours.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.nchahousing.org/, or by calling 570-339-5844 or 570-742-8797 during normal office hours Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (570)742-8797.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland

More information about Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland can be found on its website at http://www.nchahousing.org.

Representatives of Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland may be available by phone at (570) 742-8797. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/18/2019, it is not known if Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland 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 Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland manages 404 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 401 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $318 $331
Monthly Cost $127,602 $993

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland

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 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 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 $12,151 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% 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 77% 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, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $415. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



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 Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland

Mahoning Acres - Milton Towers

50 Mahoning St
Milton, PA
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Apartment Communities managed by Housing Auth of the County of Northumberland

Willow Court

351 S Willow St
Mount Carmel, PA
HCV Welcome

Nottingham Estates

100 Nottingham Dr
Elysburg, PA
Subsidized
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