The Application Process

You can complete and print out an online application to send to our office. This is a fillable form. You must have Adobe Reader in order to view and complete the application. If you don't have Adobe Reader, click on the link to download for free. After completing the application, you can mail it or drop it off at Colonial Manor, 1212 Chestnut Street, Franklin, Pennsylvania 16323. Applications are also available in the main lobby.


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Interested persons must complete this preliminary application with TRUE and ACCURATE information and return to the Administrative Office. If it considered "FRAUD" by supply false information or lack of information. Please read the "Fraud Statement" that is attached to the preliminary application.

Once the Housing Authority receives the application, you are mailed a certified letter scheduling an interview to verify the information on the preliminary application. You must attend the appointment or reschedule. If you do not keep the appointment or reschedule, you must reapply. The appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. You must have the following documents with you to complete the interview.

The Housing Authority will process the application by sending letters to the references you stated on your application; your credit is verified through the Credit Bureau; other Housing programs are checked to assure you do not owe any money. Also, a criminal background check is conducted on ALL household members (juveniles included). If you have to be fingerprinted, your application will take longer to process. If you owe money to other subsidized programs, you must have the balances paid in full prior to being officially placed on the waiting list. If you owe money to a landlord while participating in a subsidized program, all balances must be paid in full prior to being officially placed on the waiting list.

You must bring the following items to the appointment:

    ORIGINAL BIRTH RECORDS for all persons listed on the application.

      Note: Many applicants find it necessary to order a Birth Record because they have lost the original. If this is the case, you can either pick up an order form at our office, or print an online order form by clicking the following link: Order form for obtaining certified copies of birth records.

    ORIGINAL SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS for all persons listed on the application.

      Note: If you need to apply for a Social Security card, click on the following link: Application for obtaining a Social Security card

    ORIGINAL PHOTO IDENTIFICATION for all persons listed on the application who are 18 years of age or older.


    PROOF OF INCOME (pay stubs, check stubs from support payments, W-2 forms, Social Security letters, welfare letters, and any document that states your income).

    PROOF OF CHILD CARE: Letters or receipts from your child care provider.