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--- Issued May 25. 2018

Apply in June for Section 8!


Applications will be available beginning June 11 at the Housing Authority Application Office at 606 Holland Street or online at

The last time Section 8 applications were accepted by the Authority was August of 2014.

“The application list was closed in August 2014 because the waiting list was so long. At the time, we had over 2,900 applications on file,” said Michael R. Fraley, executive director of the Authority.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed to provide rental assistance to income eligible families and individuals in the private rental market. Currently, the Authority provides affordable housing to over 1,000 families, elderly and disabled individuals through the Section 8 program.


-- The Authority is accepting mailed and online applications from June 18 to June 29.

 -- Paper applications will be available for pickup June 11.

 -- The Housing Authority will not be accepting paper applications post-marked prior to June 18 or post-marked after June 29.

 -- Online applications  will be available between June 18 and June 29 on our website and must be returned by June 29.

The paper preliminary application must be returned in the pre-addressed envelope provided by the Housing Authority and postmarked on or after June 18, 2018 but no later than June 29, 2018. Applications postmarked before June 18 or after June 29 will be returned to sender. A waiting list will be established based upon a random lottery that will be conducted on or about August 3, 2018.

Persons with disabilities who may require special accommodations relative to the preliminary application process are invited to contact the Section 8 Program office at 814-456-2028 or TDD 814-455-1797 for assistance.

For more information call the Housing Authority Application Office  at 456-2028.