About Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence

The Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

The Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence serves New Castle, Wampum and West Pittsburg.

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.

More information can be found by visiting the LCHA website at http://www.lawrencecountyha.com/index.html, or by calling 724-656-5100 during normal office hours.


Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Mail Application

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence (HACL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened in September 2014, and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Pick up a pre-application at the HACL office, located at 481 Neshannock Avenue, New Castle, PA 16103, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm ET; and 12:30 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

HACL
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.

Property Score Inspection Date
Lincoln Terrace Uf 99/100 05/05/2014
Lawrence Manor 81/100 05/05/2014
Brinton/sciota/big 74/100 05/06/2014
Skyview Towers 82/100 05/06/2014
Walnut Ridge 95/100 04/03/2014
Harbor Hts / Grant 60/100 05/28/2013

Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence

630 Crescent Ave
Walnut Ridge is a 145 unit low income housing apartment community in Ellwood City.
219 N Beaver St
Skyview Towers is a 212 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
401 Neshannock Ave
Brinton Sciota Big Run is a 171 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
211 W Moody Ave
Lawrence Manor is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
701 Altman Rd
Harbor Hts Grant St Lincoln is a 196 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence

601 Cambridge St
Neshannock Woods is a 81 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessable Units
159 Alpha Dr
Wampum Park is a 23 unit low income housing apartment community in Wampum.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessable Units
1116 S Mercer St
Vista South Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in New Castle.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessable Units