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Section 8 Applications are now open.
Please see below for important information on how to apply.
he Section 8 Program is managed out of our Main Offices in Dunmore. With participants living throughout Lackawanna County (with the exception of the cities of Scranton and Carbondale), the Section 8 program has been expanded over the past year. We now have 871 vouchers to give out for private subsidized apartments. If you are eligible for the Section 8 program and your name comes to the top of our list, you will be given 60 days to locate a suitable apartment within Lackawanna County (exception being the cities of Scranton and Carbondale).
Applications may be made at the Housing Authority's main office only. Applications may only be filled out by the head of the household. Each head of household who is filling out an application will be required to provide photo identification, as well as any documents needed to serve as proof of citizenship. Applications can be filled out on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.
household income may not exceed the income levels we have posted on our
income level page.
For more information please send a detailed email to our office, with your questions.
Section 8 applications must be filled out, in person, in our Main Office. No applications will be mailed.
St. Catherine's Manor
We are also participating as the Management Agent of a housing complex for the elderly, "St. Catherine's Manor".
Catholic Social Services and Mercy Health Partners have joined to provide housing services, intended to provide "supportive" housing services to eligible senior citizens who want to live independently but may need supportive care such as housekeeping, meals, transportation, and health related services as they continue to age.
Located at 5 Knox Road, Scranton, off Route 307 by Lake Scranton, the Manor is envisioned to help bridge the gap between independent living and personal care to enable residents to maintain a fulfilling, satisfying lifestyle and foster independence, dignity, privacy and choice.
The senior citizens that live here have to be income qualified by our Section 8 Department.
If you are already on the Section 8 Program and are interested in improving your current situation the Housing Authority's FSS program may be for you.
The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program is designed to help families gain education and job skills in order to improve their family's financial situation and quality of life.
Who is eligible?
What can this program do for me?
What can I do if I am interested?
Start something good, find out how you can improve your job potential.
In the past year we have tried to provide services needed by the community, as well as working with other local agencies in a cooperative way. We have a "Project Based" program, wherein, the apartments are available to seniors if they are eligible for the Section 8 program. The "Heritage Valley Apartments" are located at 211 Susquehanna Ave. in Olyphant.
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Page last updated on March 22, 2013