About Snyder County Housing Authority

The Snyder County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Middleburg, Pennsylvania.

The Snyder County Housing Authority serves Snyder County, Middleburg, Selinsgrove and Beaver Springs.

Snyder County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

Please Note: The waiting list is approximately 8 weeks.

This housing authority offers one community for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 106 Drake Ct, Middleburg, PA 17842, during normal office hours.

Please Note: The housing authority will mail out applications for senior/disabled individuals, they can request one to be mailed by calling (570) 837-3979 during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: displaced by flood or fire, or living and/or working in Snyder County.

For more information, they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling (570) 837-3979 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Snyder County Housing Authority manages 171 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 170 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $297 $520
Monthly Cost $50,513 $520

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Snyder 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 19% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 4 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $13,562 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 48% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 32% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

5% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Snyder County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 25% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Snyder County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $360 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $347. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



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.