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Washington Square Apartments

In 1972, CEO developed and continues to manage a 152-unit, independent living high-rise, for senior citizens in Wilkes-Barre. Washington Square Apartments was the first housing complex completed in response to the Agnes Flood in 1972. This building features 2 studio apartments and 150 one-bedroom apartments, all of which are energy efficient. The rent is based on 30% of your income and all utilities are included.  Application must be completed prior to interview and acceptance.


Other amenities include:

  • On-site parking lot
  • Reduced cable cost
  • Wall to wall carpet
  • Individually controlled Heat/AC units
  • Smoke detectors
  • Laundry facility
  • Security entrance system
  • Emergency alarm system in each apartment
  • 24-Hour Security System


Washington Square Apartments is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 236 and Section 8 Rental Assistance Project.


For additional information, please call:

(570) 823-0127



CEO - People Helping People