Housing Authority of Newburgh
40 Walsh Road
Newburgh, Orange County, NY

845-561-2066

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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.

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


This housing authority offers two apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 845-561-2066.
2. Stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 40 Walsh Rd., Newburgh, NY, during the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

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

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Newburgh, homeless, or a victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.newburghhousingauthority.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have, by calling 845-561-2066, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Newburgh administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 135 affordable rental units. It also administers 431 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Newburgh 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 Housing Authority of Newburgh between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Housing Authority of Newburgh 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 (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, Housing Authority of Newburgh scored an average of 78 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2005 and a low score of 64 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Housing Authority of Newburgh 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.

Housing Authority of Newburgh manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 78. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Newburgh range from a high of 86 to a low of 69.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Newburgh portfolio is Mullin Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Fogarty Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Newburgh 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. Housing Authority of Newburgh owns and manages 135 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of Newburgh is $377.00 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 Housing Authority of Newburgh.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/22/12 Plan
2011 3/7/11 Plan
2010 4/9/10 Plan
2009 7/9/09 Plan
2008 5/28/08 Plan
2005 2/15/05 Plan
2004 3/29/04 Plan
2003 4/1/03 Plan
2002 7/10/02 Plan
2001 6/26/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

135

Public Housing Units

431

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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