Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Waiting Lists
Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now
The Lawrence County Housing Authority (LCHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The LCHA offers seven public housing communities with 835 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
There are two ways to obtain an application for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 481 Neshannock Ave., P.O. Box 988, New Castle, PA 16103, during normal office hours Monday-Friday.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 724-656-5100 during normal office hours.
Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the address listed above.
The LCHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, homeless, live and/or work in Lawrence County, involuntarily displaced, substandard housing, or rent burden.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:
481 Neshannock Ave.
PO Box 988
New Castle, PA 16103-0988
The following preferences have been identified: Live in Lawrence County, involuntarily displaced, veteran, rent burden. Further explanation of the preferences can be found on the pre-application.
Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.
The HACL will notify applicants of their waiting list status by mail.
For more information, visit the HACL website, or call the office at (724) 656-5106.
Last Updated on 08/31/2016.
Public Housing Property Inspection Scores
All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.
The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.
The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.
A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.
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