Housing Authority of the City of Franklin

1212 Chestnut Street
Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania 16323
(814) 432-3416

Housing Authority of the City of Franklin is a Public Housing Agency in Franklin, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 23rd, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Franklin has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Franklin serves Franklin.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

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

This housing authority offers one family community with 40 units ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals with 61 units.

There are two ways to obtain an application for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1212 Chestnut St., Franklin, PA 16323, between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.
2. Download the application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Please note: If you live in the City of Franklin you do not need to include any documents at this time, you will be notified through certified mail when to come in for your interview, and at that time you will need to bring documents with you. If you live outside the City of Franklin, you will need to submit copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.franklinhousingpa.org/, by calling 814-432-3416 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm 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 (814)432-3416.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Franklin (HACF) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.

More information can be found by visiting the HACF website at http://www.franklinhousingpa.org/, or by calling 814-432-3416 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

About Housing Authority of the City of Franklin

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Franklin can be found on its website at http://www.franklinhousingpa.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/23/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Franklin 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 the City of Franklin Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Franklin manages 99 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 90 3 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $394 $174 $414
Monthly Cost $35,452 $522 $1,243

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Franklin

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 31% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 4 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 $10,416 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

11% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Franklin Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% 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. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 the City of Franklin voucher holders in 2016 was $269 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $523. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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 Authority of the City of Franklin

Colonial Manor

1212 Chestnut St
Franklin, PA
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