Hornell Housing Authority
87 East Washington St.
Hornell, Steuben County, NY

607-324-7912 http://www.hornellhousing.org/

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Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Hornell Housing Authority (NY) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.

Application: http://www.hornellhousing.org/pdf/Section8-Application.pdf

Application information sheet: http://www.hornellhousing.org/pdf/Section8-Information.pdf

Preferences will be given to applicants who are homeless, as defined by: 
  • Substandard housing
  • Involuntarily displaced ... or ...  
  • Rent burden - paying more than 50% of income for rent and utilities 
 
All preference requests will require documentation from the applicant of the conditions and circumstances that warrant a higher priority.

Applications received will be sorted by preference and then placed on waiting list by date and time of application submission.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


This housing authority offers two public housing communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, one 50 unit family apartment community ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and nine single family scattered homes, all located throughout Hornell. For a complete, detailed listing of the different communities offered, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Download the application here, then print and complete.
2. Stop by the housing authority office, to pick up an application, located at 87 East Washington St., Hornell, NY 14843, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am-4pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the above address.  Be sure to include these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members, a police background check of where you live must be completed, and notarized.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Hornell, homeless, rent burden, or living in substandard conditions.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.hornellhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any question you may have, by calling 

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Hornell Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 158 affordable rental units. It also administers 134 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Hornell 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Hornell Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (54%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (46%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Hornell 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 (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, Hornell Housing Authority scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2002 and a low score of 62 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Hornell 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.

Hornell Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by Hornell Housing Authority range from a high of 91 to a low of 89.

The highest scoring property in the Hornell Housing Authority portfolio is Church St. Court and the lowest scoring property is Hillside Manor.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Hornell 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. Hornell Housing Authority owns and manages 158 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Hornell Housing Authority is $259.00 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)

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 Hornell Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/3/10 Plan
2008 7/15/08 Plan
2007 8/8/07 Plan
2006 7/25/06 Plan
2005 8/16/05 Plan
2004 7/27/04 Plan
2003 8/29/03 Plan
2002 9/23/02 Plan
2001 8/28/01 Plan
2000 8/22/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Hornell from ApartmentSmart

2

Public Housing Projects

158

Public Housing Units

134

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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