Sunbury Housing Authority

705 Market Street
Sunbury, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
(570) 286-7756

Sunbury Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Sunbury, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 19th, 2019, Sunbury Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Sunbury Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Sunbury Housing Authority serves Sunbury.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Sunbury Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Sunbury Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Sunbury Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Sunbury Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely. 


To apply, you must visit the SHA office in person to pick up an application, located at 705 Market Street, P.O. Box 458, Sunbury, PA 17801, during normal office hours.
 
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to bring these original documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members


The SHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Sunbury, victim of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, disabled, or victim of natural disaster.



For more information, the SHA can be reached by calling 570-286-8563 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5702867756.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Sunbury Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SHA offers two public housing communities with 306 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the SHA office to pick up an application, located at 705 Market Street, P.O. Box 458, Sunbury , PA 17801, during normal office hours.
 
Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to bring these original documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, photo IDs for all adult household members. 

The SHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Sunbury, victim of domestic violence, homeless, elderly, disabled, or victim of natural disaster.

For more information the SHA can be reached by calling 570-286-8563 during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5702867756.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Sunbury Housing Authority

More information about Sunbury Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.cityofsunbury.com/Pages/City%20Hall/HousingAuthority.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/19/2019, it is not known if Sunbury 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 Sunbury Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Sunbury Housing Authority manages 170 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 170
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $363
Monthly Cost $61,767

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sunbury 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 22% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,768 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sunbury Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Sunbury Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $458. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $180.



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.


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