Public Housing Waitlist: Open

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton (HACH)is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACH offers three public housing communities with 299 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to fill out an application in their office, located at 320 W Mine St., Hazleton, PA 18201, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. 

Be sure to bring these original documents with you when filling out the application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of residency, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. Alll adult household members must be present when filling out the application.

The HACH does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Hazleton, veteran, victim of natural disaster, or victim of domestic violence.

For more information the HACH can be reached by calling (570) 455-9503 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton (HACH)is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The HACH offers three public housing communities with 299 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority to fill out an application in their office, located at 320 W Mine St., Hazleton, PA 18201, between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. 

Be sure to bring these original documents with you when filling out the application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of residency, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. Alll adult household members must be present when filling out the application.

The HACH does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Hazleton, veteran, victim of natural disaster, or victim of domestic violence.

For more information the HACH can be reached by calling (570) 455-9503 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

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
Vine West 54/100 04/22/2013

Public Housing Operated by The Housing Authority of the City of Hazleton