What you need to know BEFORE you apply:

  • Before you begin the Pre-application, make sure you know the names, Social Security numbers and birth dates of all household members

  • You must complete the entire Pre-application process for the Pre-application to be valid

  • You must be at least 18 years old to submit a Pre-application for the Public Housing Program.

  • While filling out the online Pre-application you will be asked to specify the area for which you are applying. You will be given three (3) options from which to chooseSouthern Dauphin County, Northern Dauphin County or both Southern and Northern.

  • Southern Dauphin County sites are located in Steelton, Highspire, Middletown, and Swatara Township

  • Northern Dauphin County sites are located in Lykens, Williamstown, Gratz and Wiconisco.

  • If you have already submitted a Pre-application for Northern Dauphin County and want to be considered for Southern Dauphin County, you must submit a separate Pre-application.

  • Persons who do not have access to a computer to complete the Pre-application may consult our Public Notice for a list of organizations with computer resources available. You may also visit your local library to complete an online Pre-application.

  • At the end of the online Pre-application process you will be given a confirmation number to confirm that your Pre-application has been successfully submitted. Be prepared to write this number down.


Applications are only being accepted for those whose head of households are either 50 years or older OR have a disability. All other applicants will be denied.