HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT
Wyoming County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (WCHRA)
We are dedicated to providing safe, decent, affordable housing to the residents of Wyoming County. Our goal is to provide housing opportunities to Low and Moderate income families, the elderly & those with disabilities. To better assist our communities, we offer various programs, ranging from public housing and Section 8 rental assistance to homeownership opportunities.
At WCHRA, we offer access, assistance, and administration of various Federal, State, and locally funded programs to the communities that we serve, through the Wyoming County Redevelopment Authority.
The Wyoming County Housing Authority is looking for Landlords to participate in our Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program.
- On time monthly payments – Direct deposit paid the first business day of the month
- Partially pre-screened tenants
- Pre-lease up and biennial inspections to ensure both the landlord and tenant maintain clean and safe living conditions
- In most cases, if the tenant’s income decreases, the Housing Authority’s portion will go up
If you would like more information or are interested in working with the Wyoming County Housing Authority, please contact us at 570-942-6155.
Job Possibility: Fiscal Assistant/Office Assistant – Please call or email the WCHRA office for a complete description.
The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities are accepting applications for:
Rental Assistance – Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8)
This program offers the opportunity for low-income households, elderly, and the disabled to access decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market at affordable rents based on income. Please contact the Wyoming County Housing Authority at 570-942-6155 for an application or if have any questions. There is an approximate 3 to 6 month wait period.
Public Housing and Elderly/Disabled Housing Applications being accepted
This program offers the opportunity for low-income households, elderly, and the disabled to access decent, safe, and sanitary housing in agency owned properties with affordable rents based on income.
Meshoppen Townhouses located in Meshoppen 1, 2, 3 – bedroom units
Old Orchard Apartments located in Falls 2, 3, 4 – bedroom units
White’s Ferry Apartments located by Lake Winola 2, 3, 4 – bedroom units
Exeter Township Apartments located in Falls – Efficiency and 1-bedroom units – Must be low income and at least 62 or 50 with a disability
SJ Bailey Apartments located in Nicholson – 1- and 2-bedroom units – Must be at least 62 or 50 with a disability
Winola View Apartments located in Lake Winola – 1-bedroom units – Must be 62 or older
Mathewson Park Apartments located in Factoryville – 1-bedroom units – Must be 62 or older
Restrictions apply. Some properties have immediate openings.
At this time, we are not encouraging walk-ins. Please call our office at 570-942-6155 and speak to the applications department.
Income limits apply.
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
WCHRA – Programs include:
Contact Jennifer Galvin (570) 942-6155
Public Housing is limited to Low-Income families and individuals. Eligibility is based on:
1) Annual Gross Income
2) Qualified status – family, elderly or a person with disabilities
3) U.S. Citizenship or eligible non-citizens
WCHA Public Housing unit locations are available. Please call for more information.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER ASSISTANCE
Contact (570) 942-6155
The Housing Choice Voucher Assistance Program provides assistance for low-income families in the private rental market via the Section 8 Program. Rental Voucher Holders select a unit from the private rental market and can receive rental assistance. Rental assistance makes market rate housing affordable. Program participants normally pay between 30-40% of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities. The Housing Assistance Payment subsidizes the balance of the rent to the property owner. Income eligibility requirements apply. Please contact our offices if you are interested in this program, to be placed on the waiting list.
LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROJECTS (LIHTC)
Contact Jennifer Galvin (570) 378-3821 or (570) 945-3063
LIHTC units include:
WINOLA VIEW – LOCATION: Lake Winola, PA – 1 bedroom apartments
MATHEWSON PARK – LOCATION: Factoryville, PA – 1 bedroom apartments
Annual Plan: The WCHA Annual Plan will be available to view, by appointment, on August 7, 2022. On September 21, 2022, the WCHA will host a public meeting, as advertised previously, to adopt the 2023 Capital fund budget.
In order to make the Commonwealth a better place to live while fostering community and economic development, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides the capital for decent, safe, and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means, and those with special housing needs.
In addition to affordable homeownership programs, the state can also provide:
• Downpayment and Closing Cost Assistance
• Free Homebuyers Education
• Loan programs for home improvements and repairs