Scranton Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on April 5th, 2016.

The Scranton Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from November 2015 until February 2016.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period

  1. Visit the SHA office.
  2. Applicants who do not live locally could have called the SHA office to have a pre-application mailed to them. Pre-applications were not mailed to local applicants.
The following preferences were identified: Elderly, disabled, working.

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

The SHA will notify the public when this waiting list reopens through local newspapers and Channel 16 News.

For more information, call the SHA office at (570) 348-4415.

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
Washington West Ap 99/100 01/12/2015
Bangor Heights 86/100 01/14/2015
Hilltop Manor 94/100 01/15/2015
Valley View Terrac 86/100 01/13/2015
Hilltop Manor 79/100 10/25/2013
Valley View Terrac 67/100 10/22/2013

Public Housing Operated by Scranton Housing Authority

537 N Washington Ave
Washington West Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
420 Adams Ave
Adams High Rise Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1001 Jackson St
Jackson Heights Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1701 Stafford Ave
Valley View Terrace participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
726 Saginaw St
Hilltop Manor participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
117 Monterey Rd
Bangor Heights participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

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

Affordable Apartments near Scranton Housing Authority

1 Lake Scranton Rd
Lutherwood participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
499 Mulberry St
Mulberry Towers participates in the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
537 N Washington Ave
Washington West Apartments participates in the following programs:
Public Housing