About The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities

The The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Nicholson, Pennsylvania.

The The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities serves Wyoming County, Factoryville, Braintrim, Clinton, Eaton, Exeter, Falls, Forkston, Laceyville, Lake Winola, Lemon, Mehoopany, Meshoppen, Meshoppenship, Monroe, Nicholson, Nicholsonship, North Branch, Northmoreland, Noxen, Noxenship, Overfield, Tunkhannock, Tunkhannockship, Washington, West Falls and Windham.

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Waiting Lists

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities (WCHRA) of Wyoming County, PA is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications.

 

To apply, you must visit the WCHRA to apply in person, located at 133 SJ Bailey Road, P.O. Box 350, Nicholson, PA 18446, during normal office hours. No documents are needed at this time. Be sure all adult household members are present at the time you are completing the application.

 

The WCHRA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wyoming County.

 

Please Note: Out-of-county applicants have an approximate six year wait on the waiting list. In-county residents have an approximate one year wait.

 

For more information the WCHRA can be reached by calling 570-942-6155 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The WCHRA offers two public housing communities with 65 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: Out of County applicants have an approximate six year wait on the waiting list. In County residents have an approximate one year wait.

To apply for public housing, you must visit the housing authority and apply in person, located at 133 SJ Bailey Road, P.O. Box 350, Nicholson, PA 18446, during normal office hours. No documents are needed at this time. Be sure all adult household members are present at the time you are completing the application.

The WCHRA does have a preference for applicants that live and/or work in Wyoming County.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 570-942-6155, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/29/2015.

More information about The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities can be found on its website at http://pahra.org/wyoming-county-housing-redevelopment-authorities/.


About the The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities manages 319 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 318 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $365 $203
Monthly Cost $115,938 $203

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities

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 6% having issued approximately 53 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $13,293 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 54% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% 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 83% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 27% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

22% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

2% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities Housing Choice Voucher program, 44% include at least one person with a disability. 61% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 56% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities voucher holders in 2016 was $332 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $491. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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.