The Franklin County Housing Authority Section 8 Voucher program assists 368 voucher holders located throughout the Franklin County area. Units are assisted from as far south as Greencastle, north to Shippensburg, west to Mercersburg, and east to Blue Ridge Summit. We have three different voucher types that assist families in our community: Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, VASH, and Mainstream. Currently we have 311 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, 5 VASH Vouchers, and 52 Mainstream Vouchers.
The Section 8 Voucher program assists very low-income families, including elderly and disabled, rent decent, safe and sanitary housing, in the regular rental market. This three-way partnership between the participant, the Section 8 department, and the landlord are what make this program successful.
During business hours, our participants and landlords will have access to a dedicated team consisting of a Section 8 Manager, Management Aide(s), Section 8 Inspector, and a Resident Initiatives Coordinator. The Section 8 department is dedicated to open communication and continued growth as the program evolves.
The Section 8 department assists a diverse population of families and is there to assist each and every one of their individualized needs. We provide resources, a monthly food distribution, and work closely with local agencies to help assist with other areas of concern (ex. security deposit, outstanding utility bills, etc.). The department works closely with the Resident Initiatives Coordinator through the Family Self Sufficiency program to make goal homeownership dreams a reality. If you'd like to learn more about the family self sufficiency program, click here. If you'd like to learn more about the homeownership program, click here.