Schuylkill County Housing Authority | 245 Parkway Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 | Phone: 570.385.3400 | Fax: 570.385.7695 | Email: mailbox@schcoha.org

To become income eligible for the Section 8 Rental Assistance program, the total family gross income must fall below the very low income guidelines.

It is the Authority's policy to admit only qualified applicants. The applicant's annual income at the time of admission must be within the appropriate income limits for occupancy. The following are the income limits, effective April 1, 2021, for the Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: Voucher Program:

Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
FY 2020
Income
Limit Area
Median
Income
FY 2019
Income Limit
Category
1
Person
2
Person
3
Person
4
Person
5
Person
6
Person
7
Person
8
Person
Schuylkill
County
$65,200 Very Low (50%)
Income
Limits
$23,950 $27,400 $30,840 $34,200 $36,950 $39,950 $42,450 $45,150
Extremely Low
Income
Limits*
$14,350 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
Low (80%)
Income
Limits
$38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be the greater of 30/50ths (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is not greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits. Income Limit areas are based on FY 2021 Fair Market Rent (FMR) areas. For information on FMRs, please see our associated FY 2021 Fair Market Rent documentation system.

Social Security Numbers for each family member must be verified. A Birth Certificate or DD Form 214 is required to verify citizenship. A criminal background check is performed on all family members over the age of 18.

There are required forms which must be reviewed and signed by all family members over the age of 18.

Schuylkill County Housing Authority | 245 Parkway Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 | Phone: 570.385.3400 | Fax: 570.385.7695 | Email: mailbox@schcoha.org
Schuylkill County Housing Authority | 245 Parkway Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 | Phone: 570.385.3400 | Fax: 570.385.7695 | Email: mailbox@schcoha.org
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