Housing Choice Voucher Program

Our Housing Choice Voucher Department (formerly known as Section 8) is located at:

145 Railroad Ave.
Peckville, PA  18452

Their phone number is (570) 489-3972 and fax number is (570) 382-8906.  Appointments must be made in advance, no walk ins please.

Applications are closed as of July 15, 2015.  
The HCV Department will no longer accept any applications until further notice.anim_pencil_drawing

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is a federally funded program that provides low-income families to afford safe, sanitary housing in the private market. Participants are able to find their own apartments or single family homes that meet the requirements for the HCV Program. Participants may find their own housing within the County of Lackawanna, excluding Scranton and Carbondale. Those municipalities have their own separate Housing Authorities. You may contact their Housing Authorities, respectfully, for their current openings.

Participants will be offered a voucher based on their household size. Once participants find an apartment, and the landlord is willing to participate in the HCV program, the necessary RFTA packet will be filled out. Once all documentation is complete, a housing specialist will review the material and make a decision if the unit is affordable. If the unit is affordable, an inspection will be scheduled. Once the inspection passes, new admission into the program will be granted.

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HCV staff and contact information:

Inspection Dept                                                   Extension 309

Anna Wheeler                                                       Extension 310
HCV Housing Specialist
awheeler@hacl.org

Christine Lashinski                                               Extension 311
HCV Intake Specialist
clashinski@hacl.org

Lynne Powell                                                          Extension 329
HCV Housing Specialist
lpowell@hacl.org

Joann Fanning                                                         Extension 308
HCV Housing Specialist
jfanning@hacl.org

Frank Scalzo                                                            Extension 326
HCV Coordinator
fscalzo@hacl.org

 

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