Housing Authority of Luzerne County

250 First Avenue
Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 18704
(570) 287-9661

Housing Authority of Luzerne County is a public housing agency in Kingston, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of May 20th, 2019, Housing Authority of Luzerne County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Luzerne County serves Luzerne County but does not serve Hazleton, Nanticoke, Pittston and Wilkes–Barre.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Luzerne County Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Luzerne County (HALC) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

To apply, complete an application at the HALC office, located at 250 First Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704, from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

For more information, visit the HALC website, or call the office at (570) 287-9661.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5702879661.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/18/2018.

Other Housing Authority of Luzerne County Waiting Lists

Closed: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Luzerne County (HALC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in April 2018; and before that in July 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Luzerne County residents, veterans.

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

For more information, visit the HALC website, or call the office at (570) 287-9661.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Housing Authority of Luzerne County

More information about Housing Authority of Luzerne County can be found on its website at http://www.nepaha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Luzerne County 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 Authority of Luzerne County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Luzerne County manages 920 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 896 6 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $490 $476 $863
Monthly Cost $439,429 $2,857 $15,531

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Luzerne County

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 9% having issued approximately 103 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 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 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,634 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% 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, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

45% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Luzerne County Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Authority of Luzerne County voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $204.



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.


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