Public Housing Waitlist: Open

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

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

The WBHA offers six public housing communities with 856 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Applicants that reside within the county must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 50 Lincoln Plaza, Wilkes Barre, PA, during normal office hours.

2. Out of county applicants can request an application be mailed to them by mailing the request to the address listed above.

Once the application has been completed, you must hand deliver it to the address listed above. 

Be sure to bring these documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present at the time of handing in the application.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, disabled, elderly, or live and/or work in Wilkes Barre.

For more information, call the housing authority at 570-825-6657 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Wilkes Barre Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons with Disabilities.

  • 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 Wilkes Barre Housing Authority (WBHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The WBHA offers six public housing communities with 856 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain a public housing application:
1. Applicants that reside within the county must visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 50 Lincoln Plaza, Wilkes Barre, PA, during normal office hours.

2. Out of county applicants can request an application be mailed to them by mailing the request to the address listed above.

Once the application has been completed, you must hand deliver it to the address listed above. 

Be sure to bring these documents with you: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present at the time of handing in the application.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, disabled, elderly, or live and/or work in Wilkes Barre.

For more information, call the housing authority at 570-825-6657 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Wilkes Barre Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons with Disabilities.

  • 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.

Wilkes Barre Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2015.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Wilkes Barre Housing Authority is currently closed and not accepting new applications.

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
Lincoln Plaza 81/100 05/20/2013

Public Housing Operated by Wilkes Barre Housing Authority