About Lebanon County Housing Authority

The Lebanon County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

The Lebanon County Housing Authority serves Lebanon County, Annville, Palmyra and Myerstown.

Lebanon County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Lebanon County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers seven public housing communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to apply online.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number. Please write that number down for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Lebanon County, employed at least 17.5 hours a week, over the age of 62, disabled, living in substandard conditions, rent burden, forced to move due to no fault of your own, family member under the age of six or a member of the family is pregnant and living in a house that has been identified as a lead risk.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.lebanoncountyhousing.com/, or by calling 717-273-1639 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Lebanon County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://palebanoncohcv.tenmast.com/apply/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

Lebanon County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Lebanon County Housing Authority (LCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 7, 2016, and is open indefinitely. It was last open in 2010.

Please note: Applicants will be placed on this waiting list by random lottery, meaning the time you submit the pre-application has no affect on your position on the waiting list. There are cases of applicants flooding the website as soon as a scheduled online waiting list opens, causing the website to crash for a period of time. If the website is down, it will eventually be back up to accept pre-applications.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer, or one at a local library.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery. A lottery drawing will be held after May 7, 2016.

No more information has been provided about this opening. We have contacted the LCHA, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the LCHA website, or call the office at (717) 273-1630 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


About the Lebanon County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Lebanon County Housing Authority manages 587 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 VASH
Vouchers 425 2 24 136
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $481 $561 $522 $435
Monthly Cost $204,352 $1,121 $12,534 $59,095

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lebanon County Housing Authority

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 17% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 76 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,468 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

44% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lebanon County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% 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. 61% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Lebanon County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $510. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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 Lebanon County Housing Authority

930 Willow St
Webster Manor - Stevens To is a 160 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
970 Steckbeck St
Webster Manor - Stevens To is a 135 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
1320 Lafayette St
Modular Housing Units is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
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Affordable Apartments near Lebanon County Housing Authority

101 S Railroad St
Palmyra Interfaith Manor is a 101 unit low income housing apartment community in Palmyra.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
503 N 12th St
Brookside Gardens is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
201 Lebanon Vlg
Lebanon Village Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance