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. Smoking is permitted at the designated smoking area(s) at each property
Only lower income households may occupy the public housing units. Eligibility is based on household income. Rent is 30% of adjusted household income.
The Tioga & Bradford County Housing Authorities have Housing Choice Voucher 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.
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)
The Tioga Redevelopment Authority was established in 1963 as a result of the Pennsylvania Urban Redevelopment Law. This law gave counties the authority to address blighted areas within their communities. The Tioga Redevelopment Authority along with the Housing Authority of Tioga County and the Bradford County Housing Authority operate jointly to address the housing needs of the elderly, low income families and those with disabilities.
The Redevelopment Authority of Tioga County has administered the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Tioga County since 1985. This Federal Entitlement Funding from HUD was passed through to Tioga County by the state agency known today as Department of Community and Economic Development. These funds enable the County to fund a wide variety of public projects for Tioga County municipalities including water/sewer projects, housing improvement programs, and facility upgrades for low and moderate income residents. Since 1985 Tioga County has received 8,330,527 million dollars in CDBG Entitlement funds and 1,250,000 million from the Competitive CDBG program which have been distributed to the municipalities.
These funds were developed to assist areas that are experiencing a crisis resulting from a natural disaster, blighted communities, and areas where the beneficiaries meet the Low Income Guidelines.
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.
Bradford County Service Coordinator – Andrea Smithgall – email@example.com – 570-268-4006
Tioga County Service Coordinator – Diane Andreason – firstname.lastname@example.org – 570-638-2152
Currently not accepting applications
The Tioga County Commissioners have been awarded a grant through Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) under Federal Fiscal Year 2016 HOME Program funds for $150,000 to once again facilitate the Tioga County Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program. Under the Housing Rehabilitation Program, applicants who meet the eligibility criteria may receive a grant to ensure that when the rehabilitation is completed, the property meets an acceptable standard and will remain in a safe, sanitary and decent condition for a reasonable period of time. One hundred percent of HOME funds will be used to benefit low or very low income populations. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.
Tioga County PHARE 90/10 Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Tioga County Housing Authority, with support from the Tioga County Commissioners, requested and received PHARE funding to administer a grant to provide financial assistance for eligible homeowners, in Tioga County, with rehabilitation of their properties.
The PHARE 90/10 Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed to restore existing housing by promoting energy conservation, providing handicap accessibility improvement, and eliminating health and safety hazards, as well as preservation of property with consideration for historical value. Needed upgrades may include new roofs, windows and doors, water heaters, siding repair, plumbing and electrical upgrades, soffit and gutters, furnace replacement, and upgraded insulation. These upgrades will help to improve the living environment for these households, along with increase the value of the properties involved.
Applicants with a verified household income under 80% of the current Income Limit guidelines established by HUD will be eligible for assistance of up to $9,000 for rehabilitation of their property. Applicants will be responsible to provide up to $1,000 matching share through private financing, which will be required prior to the start of the project. The applicant is required to commit these funds, to be held in escrow by the Housing Authority until the project is complete.