Information on Admissions Process

When a person or family wishes to reside in public housing operated by the Franklin County Housing Authority, they must submit an application that provides the Housing Authority with the information needed to determine eligibility. The application requires that the applicant provides copies of birth certificates and social security cards for all family members. 

An application for admission to the Franklin County Housing Authority can be filled out online at 436 West Washington Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. The telephone number for the Chambersburg office is 717-263-4200 and the fax number is 717-263-1329. Applications can also be filled out online at 202 Elder Avenue, Waynesboro, PA 17268. The telephone number for the Waynesboro office is 717-762-7117 and the fax number is 717-762-9655. The offices are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Completed applications must be submitted online, and all accompanying paperwork returned to the Housing Authority by mail, or submitted in person during normal business hours within 14 days. Applications must be complete in order to be accepted by the Housing Authority for processing.

The Housing Authority will place all eligible families that apply for public housing on a waiting list. When a unit becomes available, the Housing Authority will select families from the waiting list in accordance with HUD requirements and Housing Authority policies as stated in its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and the annual plan.

Conducting background checks and collecting past landlord reports will make the determination of eligibility and qualification for preferences. Applicants will be placed on the waiting list according to the Housing Authority preference(s) and the date and time their complete application is received by the Housing Authority.
The Housing Authority must verify all information provided by the family. Based on verified information related to the eligibility requirements, including Housing Authority suitability standards, the Housing Authority must make a final determination of eligibility.

When a determination is made that a family is eligible and satisfied all requirements for admission, including tenant selection criteria, the applicant will be notified of the approximate date of occupancy insofar as that date can be reasonably determined.