Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl St. Albany, New York 12202

518-641-7500

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Albany Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 16 projects which contain 1,845 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,752 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Albany Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Albany Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (40%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (60%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Albany Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in New York.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Albany Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 78 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Albany Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average New York housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Albany Housing Authority manages 10 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 75. The scores for properties managed by Albany Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 49.

The highest scoring property in the Albany Housing Authority portfolio is Nutgrove Garden Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Ida Yarbrough Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 70% of properties managed by Albany Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Albany Housing Authority owns and manages 1845 public housing units in 16 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Albany Housing Authority is $368.00 compared to the state average of $395.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New York ranges from a low of $259.00 to a high of $704.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

16

Public Housing Projects

1,845

Public Housing Units

2,752

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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