Housing Choice Voucher Program

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

145 Railroad Ave.
Peckville, PA  18452

Phone number is (570) 489-3972 and fax number is (570) 382-8906.  


The HACL HCV (Section 8) program waiting list and Jessup PBV waiting list will open on Monday October 7, 2019 at 8:00 AM.  They will be open until Monday October 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

**Applications are only available online and will be available 24 hours a day while the applications are open.  Applicants may use any computer, tablet or smart phone with internet access to apply including free computers at public libraries, social service centers, and HACL administrative office (only).  Paper applications will NOT be available and fax requests will not be accepted. **

Housing Authority of the County of Lackawanna Application Link – CLICK HERE


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.


HCV staff and contact information:

Inspection Dept                                                   Extension 311

Lynne Powell                                                          Extension 329
HCV Housing Specialist

Joann Fanning                                                         Extension 308
HCV Housing Specialist

Frank Scalzo                                                            Extension 326
HCV Coordinator