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Lycoming Housing Authority

1941 Lincoln Drive
Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania 17701

Lycoming Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 11th, 2020, Lycoming Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lycoming Housing Authority serves Lycoming County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Lycoming Housing Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Lycoming Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Lycoming Housing Authority Website: http://www.lycominghousing.org/lyco/.

Lycoming Housing Authority Phone: (570) 323-3755.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lycoming Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for Project Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displaced 
  • County Resident 
  • Economic Activities
  • Veteran 
  • Employed working more than 25 Hours/week,
  • Elderly 62+

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA, as of April 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (570) 323-3755.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/13/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lycoming Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displaced 
  • County Resident 
  • Economic Activities
  • Veteran 
  • Employed working more than 25 Hours/week,
  • Elderly 62+

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA, as of April 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (570) 323-3755.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/13/2020.

Other Lycoming Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Lycoming Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lycoming Housing (LH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January 2016, until April 2016.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

The following preferences were identified: Veteran; displaced by natural disaster, government action, or domestic violence; elderly; disabled; employed; live or work in Lycoming County, PA; education or training program

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, by order of preferences.

Applicants placed on the waiting list can update their pre-application information by printing and completing this form. Once the form has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the LH office, located at 941 Lincoln Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701.

For more information, visit the LH website, or call the office at (570) 323-3755.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

About Lycoming Housing Authority

More information about Lycoming Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lycominghousing.org/lyco/.

Representatives of Lycoming Housing Authority may be available by phone at (570) 323-3755. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/11/2020, it is not known if Lycoming Housing Authority 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 Lycoming Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lycoming Housing Authority manages 501 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 484 5 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $470 $679 $897
Monthly Cost $227,702 $3,395 $8,973

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lycoming 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 10% having issued approximately 48 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,283 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

39% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lycoming Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Lycoming Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $319 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $550. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $177.



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 Apartments Operated by Lycoming Housing Authority

Michael Ross

38 Bower St
Montgomery, Pennsylvania

William Hepburn Apartments

400 Lycoming St
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Harmony Way

628 Park Ave
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Mary Slaughter Homes

124 Brandon Pl
Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Low Income Housing Managed by Lycoming Housing Authority

Grove Street Commons

1290 Grove St
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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1-2 BR
62+