Public Housing

The Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority’s (WBHA) Public Housing program consists of 6 developments consisting of 856 rental units located throughout Wilkes-Barre City.

Public Housing provides decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible elderly and persons with disabilities as well as low-income families.  Our properties consist of apartment buildings and townhomes.

Public Housing rents are approximately 30% of a tenant’s income. 

 

DEVELOPMENTS
HIGH RISE APARTMENTS

Lincoln Plaza
51 Lincoln Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone:  (570) 825-6658
Fax:  (570) 825-6166

Efficiency apartments:  100
One bedroom apartments:  100

This property has several building styles.  Primarily there is a ten story high rise apartment building.  All apartments in the high rise building have a balcony.   Additionally, there are bungalow style apartments.  The bungalow apartments have outdoor patios.  The apartments include a gas stove and refrigerator.  All utilities are included in the rent except phone, cable, and internet.  This building has automatic entry doors, camera security, elevator service, on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and a community room. 

 

East End Towers
295 Scott Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone:  (570) 822-2118
Fax:  (570) 970-0232

Efficiency apartments:  63
One bedroom apartments:  33
Two bedroom apartments:  4

This is a seven story high rise apartment building.  All apartments have a balcony and include a gas stove and refrigerator.  All utilities are included in the rent except phone, cable, and internet.  This building has automatic entry doors, camera security, elevator service, on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and a community room. 

 

South View Manor
60 Monroe Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone:  (570) 822-4119
Fax:  (570) 970-0458

Efficiency apartments:  34
One bedroom apartments:  52
Two bedroom apartments:  4

This is a seven story high rise apartment building.  All apartments have a balcony and include a gas stove and refrigerator.  All utilities are included in the rent except phone, cable, and internet.  This building has automatic entry doors, camera security, elevator service, on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and a community room. 

 

Valley View Terrace
215 High Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone:  (570) 822-8864
Fax:  (570) 829-4010

Efficiency apartments:  41
One bedroom apartments:  135
Two bedroom apartments:  4

This is an eleven story high rise apartment building.  Apartments do not have individual balconies but each floor has a common area.  Apartments include an electric stove and refrigerator.  All utilities are included in the rent except phone, cable, and internet.  This building has automatic entry doors, camera security, elevator service, on-site laundry facilities, free parking, and a community room. 

 

FAMILY PROPERTIES

Boulevard Townhomes
81 Midland Court
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18702
Phone:  (570) 825-6659
Fax:  (570) 825-2656

One bedroom apartments:  20
Two bedroom townhouses:  60
Three bedroom townhouses:  98
Four bedroom townhouses:  19

This development consists of two types of structures.  The one-bedroom apartments are located in two-story buildings (two apartments on the first floor and two apartments on the second floor). The remaining two-story townhouse buildings contain the two, three, and four bedroom units.  Apartments include a gas stove and refrigerator.  All utilities are included in the rent except phone, cable, and internet.  The apartments have a washer hook-up, clothes line and their own yard.  The property offers camera security, a fenced-in playground, and free parking. 

 

Mineral Springs Village
236 Eastview Drive
Wilkes-Barre, PA  18705
Phone:  (570) 822-4642
Fax:  (570) 822-0872

Two bedroom townhouses:  24
Three bedroom townhouses:  35
Four bedroom townhouses:  25
Five bedroom townhouses:  5

This development consists of two-story townhouse buildings.   All apartments include a gas stove and refrigerator.  A monthly utility allowance helps cover utility expenses.  Phone, cable, and internet are tenant expenses.  All townhouses have a washer/gas dryer hook-up and a clothes line that is shared with the other tenants in the same building.  The townhouses have their own yard.  The property offers camera security, a playground, and free parking. 

 

LEARNING CENTER

Both of our family properties offer a learning center, The McGlynn Center, which provides the children residing at Boulevard Townhomes and Mineral Springs Village with a safe and caring environment during after school and summer programs.  The work of the Center has been recognized by many community organizations for its invaluable contribution to the development of our children.  The Center has been recognized by HUD as a model for other housing developments. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

WBHA provides transportation to medical appointments and grocery shopping for our elderly/disabled residents.