Gloversville Housing Authority
181 West St.
Gloversville, Fulton County, NY


Section 8 HCV 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Gloversville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers two hi-rise towers, dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and one community with 85 units for families.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 518-773-7308, during normal office hours.
2. Stop by the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1818 W. Street, Gloversville, NY, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 518-773-7308, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Gloversville Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 293 affordable rental units. It also administers 251 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Gloversville Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Gloversville Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (54%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (46%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Gloversville Housing Authority has a larger 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 (, 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, Gloversville Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Gloversville 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 (, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Gloversville Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 79. The scores for properties managed by Gloversville Housing Authority range from a high of 83 to a low of 75.

The highest scoring property in the Gloversville Housing Authority portfolio is Dubois Gardens and the lowest scoring property is Kingsboro Towers.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Gloversville Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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. Gloversville Housing Authority owns and manages 293 public housing units in 3 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Gloversville Housing Authority is $333.00 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 (, 2013)

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 Gloversville Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/13/10 Plan
2008 6/27/08 Plan
2007 7/10/07 Plan
2006 7/19/06 Plan
2005 7/19/05 Plan
2004 7/16/04 Plan
2003 8/7/03 Plan
2002 8/22/02 Plan
2001 8/22/01 Plan
2000 8/9/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Gloversville from ApartmentSmart


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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

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