Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA)

410 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA, 17901
(570)628-2702



Schuylkill County

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About Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA)

The Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville provides decent and safe rental housing assistance for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and people with disabilities.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

The Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville shall at all times operate solely for the purpose of providing decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families in a manner which promotes serviceability, economy, efficiency, and stability, along with the social well-being of these families.

The Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville is committed to achieving the mission of assisting our residents in achieving a life based on the family-centered values of education, vocation, recreation, and other factors which promote self-esteem and self-sufficiency through an economically sound housing program. To this end, our mission addresses the needs of each family member, viewing them as a potential learner and earner.

Program Summary for Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA)

Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 510 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) administered a total of 436 Section 8 Vouchers. Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) is located at 410 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, PA, 17901 and serves the city of Pottsville. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) at, (570)628-2702 for more information about coverage area and program availability.


Current Status Active
Size of Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 8
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 436
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 510
Waiting list for the Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) is currently Open


2017 Income Limits for Schuylkill County, PA

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Schuylkill County, PA:

Median Income
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Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $20,550
  • $23,500
  • $26,450
  • $29,350
  • $31,700
  • $34,050
  • $36,400
  • $38,750
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $12,350
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $36,400
  • $38,750
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $32,900
  • $37,600
  • $42,300
  • $46,950
  • $50,750
  • $54,500
  • $58,250
  • $62,000

2017 Fair Market Rents for Schuylkill County, PA

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Schuylkill County, PA:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$600 $604 $745 $1008 $1039



Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Schuylkill County Housing Authority (SCHA) Schuylkill County Housing Authority (SCHA) Schuylkill Haven PA 631 609 Open 5.99 Miles Contact
Shamokin HA Shamokin HA Shamokin PA 221 202 Open 20.03 Miles Contact
Hazleton Housing Authority Hazleton Housing Authority Hazleton PA N/A N/A Open 21.81 Miles Contact
Columbia County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA) Columbia County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA) Bloomsburg PA 413 70 Open 25.88 Miles Contact
Carbon County Housing Authority Carbon County Housing Authority Lehighton PA 447 153 Open 27.46 Miles Contact
Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Reading Housing Authority (RHA) Reading PA 604 1,617 Open 28.77 Miles Contact

Housing Authority

Housing Authority of The City of Pottsville (PHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
520
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Schuylkill County Quick Facts

Population: 145,797
Persons Per Household: 2.36
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 13.6%
Homeownership Rate: 75.1%
Housing Units: 68,869
Yearly Income Per Person: $23,021
Median Household Income: $45,012