* The Section 8 Waiting list is closed. Catasauqua family, Seventh St. Village, Coplay Apts, Delaware Ave & Cherokee Apt waiting list closed. *

Fountain Hill - Senior & Family

960 Cherokee St.
Bethlehem
, PA

910-12 Delaware Ave.
Bethlehem, PA

*This waiting List is currently Closed
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General Information

Located west of South Bethlehem, within walking distance to Saint Luke's Hospital.

960 Cherokee & 910-12 Delaware Avenue - 1, 2 & 3 bedroom family apartments. The school district is Bethlehem.

What is Public Housing?

Rental units owned and operated by the Lehigh County Housing Authority, subsidized through the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program of the United States. Public Housing is managed within the guidelines established by HUD.

Lehigh County Public Housing

Public Housing units are available for anyone that meets income and program eligibility requirements regardless of age, unless otherwise noted. Eligible applicants may select the actual development where they choose to be housed.  Once your name reaches the top of the waitlist and your file is complete, you will be offered the next available unit according to the bedroom size requirements of your family. After eligibility is determined, the next available unit is offered to the next certified eligible applicant by required bedroom size. If the unit is refused, your name will either be moved to the bottom of the list or removed from the list, by applicant’s choice.

Until further notice the Lehigh County Housing Authority WILL BE ACCEPTING applications for all Public Housing locations.

How is my monthly rent calculated?

Rents are calculated on GROSS INCOME (before taxes) of ALL family members.  Currently, rents are thirty percent (30%) of your total household income, minus deductions and utility allowances.

Example:  Family of four, Parent & three children. Income $25,000    **

Dependent Deduction: $1,400
Child Care Deduction: $1,560
Utility Allowance $1,200
Adjusted Gross Income $20,840
Monthly Rent $521.00

**Deductions can vary for each family. 

Example:  Family of one, Senior Citizen.                    Income $20,000

Senior Deduction (one per family) $400
Medical Expenses (recurring) $2000
Utility Allowances $1200
Monthly Rent $410.00

The current income limits (based on gross annual income) are as follows:

Family Size         Very Low Income        Extremely  Low Income
 1 person                    $25,700                                     $15,400
 2 person                    $29,350                                    $17,600
 3 person                    $33,000                                    $19,800
 4 person                    $36,650                                    $22,000
 5 person                    $39,600                                     $23,800
 6 person                    $42,550                                    $25,550
 7 person                    $45,450                                    $27,300
 8 person                    $48,400                                    $29,050

How do I apply?

The application process involves two (2) phases.  The first is the “initial” application for assistance, which results in the family’s placement on the waiting list.  The second phase is the “final determination of eligibility”, which takes place when the family reaches the top of the waiting list.

** Income limits are subject to change without notification. Income limits may vary by program, please call or email LCHA with any questions you may have **