Housing Programs List
Elderly and Low Income Family developments have been established in both Bradford and Tioga Counties.
All elderly units are independent apartments with a kitchen, bath, living room and bedroom, or combined living/sleeping area. A refrigerator and range are provided by the Authority. The tenant must provide all other furnishings. There are community rooms with kitchens for social gatherings located in each elderly project. The Authority does not provide any meals or medical services. Transportation services are provided through EMTA and the Authority owned van. Tenants must be self- sufficient householders.
The low income family projects contain 1, 2, 3, & 4 bedroom units. These are also furnished with ranges and refrigerators.
Both the elderly and family projects are available to handicapped or disabled persons. All projects have specially designed handicap accessible units. Request for Reasonable Accommodations can be made through submitting a request form, which can be obtained through any Housing Authority Office.
All Housing Authority owned and operated buildings are SMOKE FREE. No smoking is permitted within 25 feet of any Housing Authority Building.
Only lower income households may occupy the public housing units. Eligibility is based on household income. Rent is 30% of adjusted household income. Click HERE to see current income limits.
Section 8 Rental Assistance
The Tioga & Bradford County Housing Authorities have Section 8 Rental Assistance available to qualified applicants.
The participants in the program must be below 50% of the median income in each county to qualify. The program will contribute the difference between 30% of eligible tenants’ income and their gross rent (rent and utilities.)
The process involves the location of a qualified rental property by the tenant. The monthly rent must be within HUD’s “Fair Market Rent” number, and it must pass a physical inspection to ensure it is safe for habitation.
In Tioga County there are 213 Vouchers available.
In Bradford County there are 264 Vouchers available.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) Sponsored by Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)
The Housing Authority is currently partnering with PHFA to assist Disabled and Handicapped individuals that are waiting for their names to come to the top of the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list to pay their rent each month. This program allows for these applicants to afford to live in rental housing why they wait to be processed for the Housing Authority Voucher Program.
• Have a disability or handicap
• On the Housing Authority HCV waiting list
• Meet ultimate eligibility requirements for HCV
• Rental Unit meets HCV standards
• Landlord’s willingness to sign a lease with PHFA
Contact the Housing Authority at (570) 638-2151 for Questions
BC Homeowner Rehab Program
The Resident Service Coordinators (RSC) for the Tioga/Bradford County Housing Authority provide a connection between the residents and the supportive services within the area communities.
Resident Service Coordinators are here to assist TBHA residents with programs and services related to health care, wellness, nutrition and meals, continued independent living, budgeting, transportation, and case management. The RSC is also here to address the main needs and difficulties of residents that have potential to jeopardize tenancy.
Through promotion of effective partnerships, the Resident Service Coordinators aim to enhance residents’ quality of life and build healthy communities within both Tioga and Bradford Counties.
Please contact your Resident Service Coordinators, Crystal Hallock and Nicole Siedhof at: