General Information

CONTACT US

 

MAIN OFFICE

501 Mohn Street                                     

Steelton, PA   17113     

Phone                                   717-939-9301                 

Website                                www.dauphinhousing.org

General email                      hacd@dauphinhousing.org 

TDD                                      1-800-545-1833, Ext. 304

 

PUBLIC HOUSING

 

Stewart J. Aldinger, Regional Manager                                             Telephone         717-939-9301,   Ext. 519

Latsha Towers                                                                     

501 Mohn St.

Steelton, PA 17113

 

 Michelle N. Mitchell, Regional Manager                                            Telephone         717-939-9885             

Cole Crest

900 Cumbler St.                                                                  

Steelton, PA 17113

                                                         

Essex House                                                                                          Telephone         717-944-1327

320 Market St.

Middletown, PA   17057                                                    

 

David P. Weaver,  Regional Manager                                                  Telephone         717-647-9393                                          

Laurel Hill                                                                                                 Fax                    717-647-0546

1 Autumn Dr.                                                                      

Williamstown, PA   17098

 

STAFF   (Executive and Supervisors)

Executive Director Leo Agresti 717-939-9310 Ext 515
Director of Housing Management Fred Banuelos 717-939-9301 Ext 590
Finance and Budget Officer Virginia Finn 717-939-9301 Ext 537
Section 8 Supervisor Fay Gannaway 717-939-9301 Ext 528
Tenant Selection Supervisor Rita Niccolini 717-939-9301 Ext 518
Recertification Supervisor Deborah Wright 717-939-9301 Ext 535
Technical Services Officer Dave Varnicle 717-939-9301 Ext 523
Admin. Asst. Homeownership Coordinator Mark Houser 717-939-9301 Ext 527
Senior Citizens Services Coord Gwen Copeland 717-939-9301 Ext 524
Information Technology Officer Daniel Klein 717-939-9301 Ext 521
Baldwin Village Manager Lisa Lineman 717-939-9301 Ext 540















PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM:  

 

The Housing Authority owns and operates approximately 726 conventional Public Housing dwellings which are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).   These Public Housing units are located in 15 buildings and developments in Dauphin County, outside the City of Harrisburg.  (Please also refer to the Public Housing section of this website for additional information.)

 

SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

 

The Authority also administers the Federal housing subsidy program known generally as Section 8, but also know as the Housing Choice Voucher Program .  Thorough the Section 8 Program low income participants live in private rental housing throughout Dauphin County. The Housing Authority is currently assisting more than 1,000 clients through the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. (Please also refer to the Section 8 section of this website for additional information.)

 


 OTHER PROGRAMS

 

The Housing Authority also offers and sponsors a number of other programs including the following:   (These programs are described in the “Other Programs” section of this website.)

 

*              Elderly Services                     

*              Family Self-Sufficiency Program

*              Family Savings Account Program

*              Section 8 Homeownership Program

*              Shelter Plus Care Program

*              Project Access

*              SEBOS Van Service

*              Wellness Programs

*              Head Start

 

 

BRIEF HISTORY

 

This Annual Report for the Housing Authority for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009 is very special in that it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Housing Authority in 1959.

 

Much has happened since the creation of the Housing Authority in 1959 and much has changed.  While the Authority’s core mission of providing affordable housing to lower income persons remains the same, the way the Authority’s goes about accomplishing that mission has changed substantially.  Initially, housing assistance was provided exclusively through the Public Housing Program–the first Public Housing development, Lang Manor, was opened in April of 1963.  Since then, the Authority has constructed 15 other Public Housing buildings/developments–the last  was in 1986.  There are now a total of 726 units.  (The Authority has sold nearly all its scattered site units through its Low Income Homeownership Program, therefore, Scattered Sites is sometimes no longer referred to as a “development”.

 

In addition to the Public Housing Program, the Authority implemented, in the mid 1970s, the newly created Section 8 Rental Assistance Program.  Through successive increments over time, the Authority gradually increased the size of the Section 8 Program and today the Authority is authorized to assist up to 1,072 families.

 

Through the years, the Authority has added a variety of other programs to provide various forms of assistance to tenants and other clients including the Shelter Plus Care Program, the Section 8 Homeownership Program, Project Access, the Family Unification Program, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, the Family Savings Account Program, a Food Cooperative, two Wellness Centers, a Low-Income Homeownership Program, and an Elderly Services Coordinator.  For a period of time, the Authority also sponsored a small grocery store at Hoy Towers.

 

Of course, the bottom line to the Housing Authority’s efforts over the past 50 plus years is the difference made in the lives of the many, many thousands of individuals and families who have been assisted through the Authority’s various programs.  This difference was stated dramatically in one of the many letters the Authority has received through the years and which was directed to a Section 8 staff member: “I would like to thank you and the Section 8 personnel for everything you have done for me in the past five years.  If it were not for you and your program, I would never have been able to give my daughter the benefit of a normal home.  I know that this program provides an invaluable service to single parent homes who struggle to get by every day.  I will never forget the help you have given me, and will be eternally grateful for the wonderful start my daughter has had in life thanks to you.”