City of New Rochelle PHA
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 8th, 2016.

Please note: New Rochelle, NY is also covered by the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority (NRMHA). Despite their similar names, they are different housing authorities with different waiting lists. Click the prior link for more information on the NRMHA.
The City of New Rochelle PHA (CNRPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was was last open for three days in July 2016, and prior to that for five days in January 2015.

New Rochelle, NY is about 20 miles northeast of New York, NY.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in new Rochelle, senior, disabled, households whose income is at or below 30% of the median income.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

As of June 2016, the average wait time to receive a voucher with a preference is more than two years.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the CNRPHA website, or call the office at (914) 654-2180.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of New Rochelle PHA administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,127 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of New Rochelle PHA is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

City of New Rochelle PHA is among the 54% of New York housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, City of New Rochelle PHA scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

City of New Rochelle PHA 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 (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for City of New Rochelle PHA.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/13/11 Plan
2011 12/17/10 Plan
2010 6/1/10 Plan
2009 11/25/08 Plan
2008 12/22/08 Plan
2007 12/27/06 Plan
2006 12/5/05 Plan
2005 12/29/04 Plan
2004 12/18/03 Plan
2003 1/23/03 Plan
2002 12/18/03 Plan
2001 6/18/01 Plan
2000 5/11/00 Plan