The Public Housing waiting list is currently OPEN.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER
The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list is currently CLOSED.
If you live in Luzerne County, you can get an application at our main office at 50 Lincoln Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. All adults (18 years of age and older) must be present when submitting the application. Applications must be taken out of the office to be completed. An appointment is needed to submit the application. Instructions are contained on the front of the application packet. The application will not be accepted by mail.
Some of the information that you will need to provide on the application is:
You also need to bring the following documents:
If you live outside of Luzerne County, please contact the Tenant Selection Department to request to have an application mailed to you. Please note that no matter where you live, the application must be submitted in person following the instructions above.
The WBHA accepts all complete applications. Applications will be ordered by bedroom size, preference category and, within each preference category, by the date and time the application was received by our office.
We do not have emergency housing. The WBHA does not have any type of emergency housing in either its Public Housing or HCV programs. If you are in need of emergency housing, you may wish to contact the following:
When your name reaches the top of the list, you will be contacted by mail. It is imperative that you notify us if you move from the address that you listed on your application. We will verify your income, assets, and other information you submitted and conduct a criminal background check. We will notify you once we determine your eligibility.
If you are eligible for Public Housing, we will begin to offer you units that meet your needs as they become available.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
Prior to opening the waiting list, an advertisement will be placed in one of the local newspapers announcing the date(s) and times that applications will be accepted. It will also be announced on this website.
Applications will only be accepted in the office on the date(s) and times listed in the newspaper and on the website. Applications cannot be taken out of the office. All adults (18 years of age and older) must be present when submitting the application.
You will need to bring the following documents: