Applications for Housing Assistance
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The Housing Choice Voucher Waiting list is currently accepting applications. You must meet one of the following preferences in order to be eligible to apply:
A. DISPLACED You have been involuntarily displaced from a residence in Adams County, PA, within the last 30 days, as a result of a natural disaster or emergency (fire, flood, tornado, hail), condemnation of property or, taking of the residential property by eminent domain by a government authority, which has been declared a disaster. You must provide proof from a certifying authority, municipal government, or emergency services provider (Red Cross, fire department, etc.).
B. CHAFEE ELIGILBLE You are an adjudicated dependent and/or youth aging out of Adams County Children and Youth Services who is/were eligible for Chafee Independent Living Services, you are at least 18 years of age, in substitute care and eligible for Chafee Independent Living Services (or in care with the possibility of leaving care and eligible for Chafee Independent Living Services) with an anticipated discharge date within the next 12 months; or you have been discharged from Adams County Children & Youth Services care within the last two years, having been in substitute care for at least six months, have been or is currently eligible for Chafee Independent Living Services and have not yet reached your 23rd birthday at time of application. You must provide a certificate from Adams County Children & Youth Services.
C. FAMILY UNIFICATION Your lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the separation, or threat of imminent separation, of children from your family, or in the prevention of reunifying children with your family. You must provide a certificate from Adams County Children & Youth Services.
D. HOMELESS You are a homeless person in Adams County, PA lacking a fixed, regular, adequate nighttime residence. This includes people living in vehicles, motels and campgrounds. Or you have a primary nighttime residence that is supervised by a public or private shelter. Homeless persons participating in a transitional housing program qualify for this preference.You must provide proof of homelessness in Adams County in the form of a either a referral letter from an Adams County PA shelter; a month’s worth of current and consecutive receipts from an Adams County, PA motel or campground; or a letter from an Adams County, PA social service agency certifying that you reside in your vehicle.
E. NON-ELDERLY DISABLED You, or someone in your household, is a person under the age of 62 residing in Adams County who has a verifiable disability and meets one or more of the following criteria:
__2. at risk of becoming homeless
__3. at risk of becoming institutionalized
__4. transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting
You must provide proof of disability in the form of a Social Security disability award letter or certification from a medical professional, and proof of homelessness or homeless risk from a knowledgeable professional including The Arc of Adams County, Typical Life Corporation or similar provider.
F. ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT OR WORKER You currently live or work in Adams County, PA. You must provide proof with one of the following:
Copy of current lease listing Adams County address
Copy of 2 different current utility bills listing Adams County address (water, sewer, electric, gas, cable); cellular phone bills are not accepted
Copy of current benefit award letter (social security, unemployment compensation, welfare assistance) showing your Adams County address
Copy of Adams County, PA, court ordered child support orders or custody agreements
Copy of prior year Adams County local tax return; will not accept federal or state tax return
Copy of documents showing that children are enrolled and have been enrolled in an Adams County School during the last school year (we will accept a report card)
Copy of a letter of hire on company letterhead or paystubs showing proof of employment in Adams County.
Tenants pay 30% of their adjusted income towards rent. USDA or HUD provides subsidy. For details and pictures of our rental communities click here.
Rents for these units are at or below the area's Fair Market Rents as determined by HUD. Housing Choice Vouchers may be used. These properties have minimum income requirements.For details regarding our rental communities click here.