Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 28th, 2015.

The Pottsville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers six communities ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms, for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must call the housing authority to make an appointment at 570-628-2702 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced by government action or by fire, or a natural disaster, city worker, enrolled in job or educational training program, elderly, disabled, veteran, victim of domestic violence, or victim of a hate crime.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.pottsvillehousing.net/, or by calling 570-628-2702, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Pottsville Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. Those Displaced by Government Action. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 28th, 2015.

The Pottsville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers six communities ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms, for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must call the housing authority to make an appointment at 570-628-2702 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: involuntarily displaced by government action or by fire, or a natural disaster, city worker, enrolled in job or educational training program, elderly, disabled, veteran, victim of domestic violence, or victim of a hate crime.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.pottsvillehousing.net/, or by calling 570-628-2702, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Pottsville Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

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
Laurel Court Apts 96/100 06/09/2014
Fairmount 96/100 06/10/2014

Public Housing Operated by Pottsville Housing Authority

400 Laurel Blvd
Laurel Court Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
101 N 12th St
Laurel Terrace participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1100 W Arch St
Fairmount participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
625 John Ohara St
John Ohara participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Pottsville Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Pennsylvania:

Affordable Apartments near Pottsville Housing Authority

225 N Centre St
Centre Street Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
400 Laurel Blvd
Laurel Court Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
101 N 12th St
Laurel Terrace participates in the following programs:
Public Housing