Franklin County looking for new members of Housing Authority Board

30 April 2024- Franklin County is currently accepting applications from interested individuals for one voluntary, non-paid position with the Franklin County Housing Authority Board.

The Housing Authority Board is part of county government comprised of other advertised boards, including the Board of Assessment Appeals, the Industrial Development Authority, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority, and the Redevelopment Authority.

If appointed, you would be, in part, responsible for the overseeing of approximately 700 housing units, which are primarily occupied by low and moderate income citizens of the county. Board members are non-paid officials appointed by the Franklin County Commissioners. The board should reflect a diversity of age, gender, race, and geographic residency. Members should represent both political parties. A minimum of a high school education is preferable in order to understand the documents reviewed at board meetings. Only one member must be a low-income tenant. At least one member should have knowledge of housing issues. At least one member should have an understanding of budgeting and financial management. Members vote on and pass or deny the recommendations made by the Chairman.

Board members comprise a total of 5 volunteer members for 5-year terms, one of which is a tenant member, with 1 paid position filled by the FCHA Executive Director. Meetings are slated for the third Monday of each month, rotating between Chambersburg and Waynesboro

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. May 14, 2024. For details, call the Franklin County Commissioners’ Office at (717) 261-3812.