Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

11 Public Avenue
Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania 18801

Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Montrose, Pennsylvania that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 18th, 2019, Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Susquehanna County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority serves Susquehanna County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Susquehanna County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Susquehanna County Housing & Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Susquehanna County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (SCHRA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, you must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 33 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801, 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.

The SCHRA does not have a preference: your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the SCHRA can be reached by calling 570-278-4096 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 5702783011.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The SCHR offer one public housing 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 33 Public Avenue, Montrose, PA 18801, 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.

The SCHR does not have a preference: your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information the SCHR can be reached by calling 570.278.4096 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 5702783011.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

About Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

More information about Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority can be found on its website at http://pahra.org/susquehanna-county-housing-redevelopment-authority/. Representatives of Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority may be available by phone at (570) 278-3011. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/18/2019, it is not known if Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment 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 Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages 233 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 231 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $327 $357
Monthly Cost $75,438 $714

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment 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 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 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 $13,230 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 77% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

23% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

1% 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 Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 54% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 45% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

57% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $328 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $451. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Susquehanna County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

Prospect Park Apartments

689 Prospect St
Susquehanna, PA
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