Rental Assistance

The Housing Authority of Northumberland County’s Section 8 Rental Assistance Program is an opportunity for families of low to moderate income to receive assistance with their current rent or move to a new rental property. Under HANC’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, HANC does not manage or maintain your housing unit; rather, your relationship with your landlord is no different than with a traditional rent setup.

How does it work?

Under a Section 8 Rental Assistance arrangement, in which an apartment owner agrees to receive part of his/her rent payment from the Federal Government, you will pay 30% of your adjusted monthly income directly to your landlord. The Federal Government will pay the difference. In order to receive Section 8 Rental Assistance, the following steps will need to be taken:


To qualify for Section 8 Rental Assistance, your family must meet income requirements.


If you qualify for a Section 8 housing voucher, you will have 60 days to choose the apartment, home, or townhouse you are interested in renting. Rental unit may be located anywhere within Northumberland County with the exception of the City of Sunbury.

Standard rental rate at chosen unit cannot be higher than the approved rate (rental rates include utilities). Rental rate must be Rent Reasonable.


If the owner of the property chosen agrees to a Section 8 arrangement, you will next need to notify the Housing Authority of Northumberland County so we can schedule a property inspection. If the rental unit meets HUD Housing Quality Standards, we will then determine your monthly rental payment and the amount the Federal Government will contribute. You and your landlord will sign a lease, and your landlord and HANC will sign a Rental Assistance Payment contract.

For more information on HANC’s Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, call (570) 742-8797 or (570) 339-5844!

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