City of Peekskill
840 Main Street
Peekskill, Westchester County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Peekskill Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

The City of Peekskill's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is now closed. It had started on February 23, 2015 and ended in March 2015. 

Applications were accepted online.

Priority were given to local residents of Peekskill.  Persons over the age of 65, veterans, or persons with disabilities may also be given preference. 

The order that applications are completed will determine the place on the waiting list making this a first come, first served opening.

The City of Peekskill has noted that the average wait time for those on the waiting list with preference is over 3 years.

More information can be found at the City of Peekskill website at

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 Peekskill administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 726 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

City of Peekskill 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 Peekskill scored an average of 76 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2008 and a low score of 60 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

City of Peekskill has an average score that is less 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 Peekskill.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/2/12 Plan
2011 1/24/11 Plan
2010 6/1/10 Plan
2009 12/9/08 Plan
2008 12/13/07 Plan
2007 1/17/07 Plan
2006 12/3/05 Plan
2005 2/3/05 Plan
2004 3/18/04 Plan
2003 3/13/03 Plan
2002 3/18/04 Plan
2001 2/16/01 Plan
2000 10/24/00 Plan