Applying for admission:
Where do I get an application?
Pick up: at the Section 8 Office: 2101 North Second Street, Building #3, Harrisburg PA, 17111 Or other designated location
Call: (717) 234-9664
What about a Waiting list?
HHA’s HCV waiting list is not merged with any other program’s waiting list
**The HHA's Section 8 Waiting list is currently closed at this time.
How much time do I have to search for an apartment?
60 Days UNLESS a written request is made and proof of effort to find an acceptable unit is shown, then an extension may be given, as funding allows.
What are tenant's screened for?
Criminal or Drug- related activity to the extent required by law or regulation
Domestic violence – to determine if it was a factor in poor rental history or criminal activity.
Where are criminal records gathered from?
Local law enforcement agencies
State law enforcement agencies
What information about the tenant is shared with prospective landlords?
Previous landlord names and addresses for the past 2 years
Tenant name and address
Current landlord name and address
Other public information available to the HHA
1.) Involuntary displacement (disaster, government action, action of housing owner. Inaccessibility, property disposition)
2.) Victims of domestic violence
4.) Working families and those unable to work because of age or disability
5.) Veterans and veteran’s families
6.) Residents who live and/or work in the jurisdiction
1-5 are of equal preference and will be differentiated by date and time of application 6 is of a lower preference than 1-5
Special purpose section 8 assistance programs:
The availability of any special-purpose section 8 program to the public is through published notice.