Greenburgh Housing Authority
9 Maple Street
White Plains, Westchester County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Greenburgh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Greenburgh Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Greenburgh, NY is 30 miles north of New York City, NY.

In 2015, the waiting list was closed hours after it opened.

To apply, applicants must have completed the online application. Applications were accepted online only.

Once 2,000 applications were submitted, the GHA closed the waiting list.

If your application was submitted correctly, you should be able to view your application at according to the housing authority and their waiting list vendor.

The GHA identified the following preferences: Town of Greenburgh residents, Westchester County residents.

For more information, visit, or call (914) 946-2110.

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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Greenburgh Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Greenburgh Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Greenburgh Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 115 affordable rental units. It also administers 303 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Greenburgh Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Greenburgh Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (28%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (72%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Greenburgh 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 (, 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, Greenburgh Housing Authority scored an average of 83 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2009 and a low score of 69 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Greenburgh 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)

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 Greenburgh Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 4/20/10 Plan
2009 4/24/09 Plan
2008 3/18/08 Plan
2007 3/20/07 Plan
2006 4/4/06 Plan
2005 3/28/05 Plan
2004 3/29/04 Plan
2003 2/27/03 Plan
2002 3/12/02 Plan
2001 5/1/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan