Our goal is to provide safe housing at an affordable house. We are under the regulations of the federal department of the Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD).
We are located in northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately a two (2) and one half hour drive from New York City, Philadelphia, or Allentown. We have Public Housing developments throughout Lackawanna County (of which Scranton is the county seat). The developments stretch from the northern end of the county to the southern tip. Like most of the northeast it is a strong “neighborhood” community with strong family values and cultural diversities.
All our developments are within communities where there are services, hospitals and retail areas. Some of our developments are within walking distance from these areas and some a short drive or bus trip. Lackawanna County has county wide bus transportation, which makes it fairly easy to get around. Lackawanna County is a safe, comfortable place to raise a child or for the senior in your life to settle. Pennsylvania is one of the best states for senior citizen benefits.
Our developments are policed by local authorities and HUD’s “one strike out and your out policy” helps protect our residents.
Our Board of Commissioners hold monthly meetings and discuss the activities of the Housing Authority as well as receive reports on leasings, vacancies, budget and any situation that has developed during the previous month. Their responsibility is to adhere to HUD policies as well as State and Local. Their monthly votes, along with the input of the Executive and Deputy Directors, set policy and guide the Housing Authority through its daily routines.
The Board is appointed by the Lackawanna County Commissioners (elected officials.)
Right To Know Officer is Mr. Patrick Padula