Public Housing Waitlist: Open

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

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

This housing authority offers four public housing communities with 609 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to apply in person, located at 245 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA, during normal office hours Monday-Thursday. Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: proof of all income, birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.schcoha.org/apply.html, or by calling 570-385-3400 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Schuylkill County Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

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

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

This housing authority offers four public housing communities with 609 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to apply in person, located at 245 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA, during normal office hours Monday-Thursday. Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: proof of all income, birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.schcoha.org/apply.html, or by calling 570-385-3400 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Summary

  • What: Schuylkill County Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

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

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2016.

The Schuylkill County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 1, 2014 and is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply

  1. Complete a pre-application at the SCHA office, located at 245 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.
  2. Call (570) 385-3400 to schedule an appointment at various SCHA properties.
The following documents are required when submitting the pre-application: Proof of income, birth certificates, and Social Security Cards of all members of the household.

It is not known how qualified applicants are placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the SCHA office for clarification, and will update this page when more information becomes available. In the meantime, please contact the SCHA for more information.

For more information, visit the SCHA website, or call the office at (570) 385-3400.

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
Schuylkill Haven H 100/100 05/21/2014
Minersville High R 99/100 05/20/2014
Shenandoah High Ri 100/100 05/19/2014

Public Housing Operated by Schuylkill County Housing Authority

100 S Main St
Shenandoah High Rise is a 197 unit low income housing apartment community in Shenandoah.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Schuylkill County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Pennsylvania:

Affordable Apartments near Schuylkill County Housing Authority

200 E Coal Street
Shenandoah Village is a 34 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Shenandoah.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance
401 Hazle St
401 Hazle is a 14 unit low income housing apartment community in Tamaqua.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Tamaqua.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
420 W Broad St
420 East Broad is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Tamaqua.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Tamaqua.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit