Public Housing

Application For Public Housing

If you are interested in applying please review and sign the attached Application for Admission and return it to the Leasing Office:

It is very important that all adult household members sign the Application for Admission. 

Click BELOW to download our Public Housing Pre-Application! 

Once the application is complete you can return it in original format by U.S. Postal Service or drop it off at the Housing Authority’s Leasing Office located at 916 S. 14th Street, Harrisburg, PA  17104.

If you require additional information contact the Leasing Office at (717) 257-5420.

Additional low-income housing choices in and around the City of Harrisburg: 

Regent Lofts

Section 8

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Applying for admission:   LIST NOW CLOSED!!

If you have been notified that you were selected, please Click link below to check on your status: https://harrisburg.ourpha.com/applicants/Public/Login/Login.aspx  . Once applied, you will be able to update any changes to your mailing address and maintain it current.

Eligibility: 

What are tenants screened for?

Criminal or Drug- related activity to the extent required by law or regulation

Where are criminal records gathered from? 

  • Local law enforcement agencies
  • State law enforcement agencies

What information about the tenant is shared with prospective landlords?

  • Tenant name and address
  • Previous landlord names and addresses for the past 2 years
  • Current landlord name and address
  • Other public information available to the HHA

Special purpose section 8 assistance programs:

The availability of any special-purpose section 8 program to the public is through published notice.

Please note that HHA will only accept applications submitted online, at the agency website located at https://harrisburg.apply4housing.com .  Applicants may use any computer with Internet access to visit the HHA website and complete an application; it is not necessary to visit HHA to apply.  HHA does not offer or accept paper applications for the HCV (Section 8) Program.

** Persons with disabilities or those needing special assistance must submit to the HHA Leasing Office a timely written request for special accommodation(s).

HHA’s Leasing Office is located at 916 S. 14th Street, Harrisburg, PA  17104.

Elderly/Disabled Public Housing

Elderly/ Disabled/ Near-Elderly

How do I get an application for Elderly Housing?

Pick up: Application Office located at 916 S. 14th Street Harrisburg PA 17104.

Call: Leasing and Occupancy Office at: (717) 257-5420

How do I qualify for Elderly/Disabled Housing?

A family whose head or spouse is at least sixty- two (62) years of age or older or who is disabled or handicapped is classified as ELDERLY. 

A disabled household means a household composed of: one or more persons at least one of whom is an adult (18 years of age or older or emancipated) who has a disability

A disability can be a mental or physical impairment that is likely to continue indefinitely. Being diagnosed HIV positive or having a substance abuse problem can qualify a person for this classification.

The disability results in substantial functional limitations such as eating, dressing, working, bathing, grooming, household management, mobility, self- direction.

A Near – Elderly Household means a household where the head of household or spouse is at least 55 years of age but below the age of 62.

Apartment Availability

The Harrisburg Housing Authority has a total of 267 efficiencies and 242 bedroom apartments in Morrison Towers, Lick Towers, and Jackson Towers.

These apartments are reserved for persons who meet the qualifications listed above.  All other applicants are eligible for housing in the other apartment complexes owned by the Authority.