Welcome to Housing Authority of the City of Franklin


The Housing Authority of the City of Franklin has been providing affordable housing to families in need for over 40 years. Today we serve approximately 230 families in the City of Franklin, from young families to senior citizens, and those with special needs.

We invite you to browse our website and see the many services we provide. (Site Map)

Our Mission

The Housing Authority of the City of Franklin will provide safe, affordable housing to law-abiding, economically responsible families.


ADDRESS: 1212 Chestnut Street, Colonial Manor, Franklin, PA 16323 (View Map)
OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
PHONE: (814) 432-3416
FAX: (814) 432-5793
E-MAIL: hacf@usachoice.net


The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for establishing the policies under which the staff operates the various programs. The Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Rev. Elizabeth S. Ivell, Chair
Mathew M. Beith, Vice-Chair
Travis L. Hicks, Treasurer
Bessie M. Rankin, Secretary
Vacant, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Vacant, Board Member

George G. Thompson, Solicitor


The public and assisted housing programs are implemented by four administrative staff members and two maintenance staff members.


Karen M. Wenner, Executive Director kmwenner@franklinhousingpa.org
Roberta J. Lowrie, Deputy Executive Director rjlowrie@franklinhousingpa.org
Julie A. Greene, Management Aide jagreene@franklinhousingpa.org
Vacant, Management Aide s8vacant@franklinhousingpa.org


Daniel Watson, Maintenance Mechanic II dmwatson@franklinhousingpa.org
Vacant, Maintenance Mechanic I dmvacant@franklinhousingpa.org