Housing Choice Vouchers

Our Housing Choice Voucher department (formerly known as the Section 8 Program) is located at:

145 Railroad Ave.
Peckville, PA  18452

Their phone number is (570) 489-3972, fax number (570) 382-8906.  Appointments should 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 program is a rental assistance program.  When your name comes to the top of their waiting list, you will receive a voucher to search for an apartment.  We are Lackawanna County Housing so you can find an apartment anywhere in Lackawanna County, however, NOT in the proper of Scranton or Carbondale cities.  Each of these municipalities have their own HCV programs and you can contact them for their current opportunities.

Once you find an apartment and the Landlord is willing to deal with our program you will start the process to obtain a voucher for residence.  All the information you need will be given to you by the HCV staff once you are given a voucher to search for an apartment.


FSS Program

Our HCV program also has within it a sub program called  the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program.

If you are already on the HCV program and are interested in improving  your family situation further, you may want to look into this program.  This program is designed to help families gain education and job skills, in order to help their family improve their financial situation and quality of life.  If you are interested in pursuing further education, getting your GED or job training this may be the program you need.

Who is eligible?
Any current HCV participant can apply for the FSS program.

What can this program do for me?
This program will help you set educational and training goals which could lead to better paying jobs.  Participants may receive assistant with tuition, child care expenses, or personal support.  The FSS program of Lackawanna Housing does not provide these services directly but help coordinate and access already existing  resources within the County.

If you are interested in finding out more, contact Frank Scalzo (HCV coordinator) at 570-489-3972 Ext. 326.

HCV staff and contact information:

Inspection Dept                                                   Extension 309

Anna Wheeler                                                       Extension 310
HCV Caseworker

Christine Lishinski                                               Extension 311
HCV Caseworker

Lynne Powell                                                          Extension 329
HCV Caseworker

Joann Fanning                                                         Extension 308
HCV Caseworker

Frank Scalzo                                                            Extension 326
HCV Coordinator