Ilion Housing Authority
100 West Main St.
Ilion, Herkimer County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Ilion Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

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

Application (PDF) can be downloaded here:

Have questions regarding the application process or need help, call the housing authority office at 315-894-2159, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm.

Preferences and how the waiting list will be chosen have not been identified.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

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

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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

This housing authority has two public housing communities:
1. London Towers is a 100 unit community, dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
2. Remington Park and Ilion Heights have 52 units, dedicated to families.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1. Stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 100 West Main St., Ilion, NY 13357, during normal office hours.
2. Complete an online application here.
3. Download and application here, to print, and complete.

Once you have completed the paper application, they can be mailed or hand delivered, to the address listed above. For the online application, you will receive a letter confirming that your application has been submitted.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: Government displaced, living in substandard living conditions, or involuntary displaced.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 315-894-2159, during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of March 31, 2014

Ilion Housing Authority operates 161 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Ilion Housing Authority public housing units range from studio apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 29% studio apartments, 37% 1 bedroom apartments, 10% 2 bedroom apartments, 15% 3 bedroom apartments and 8% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Ilion Housing Authority’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (March 31, 2014), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 156 out of a total 161 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 3.11%.

Family Type

Of the 104 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 56 (53.85%) were elderly, 48 (46.15%) were non-elderly, 96 (92.31%) were disabled, 13 (12.5%) contained children and 39 (37.5%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (March 31, 2014) the minimum rent in Ilion Housing Authority's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Ilion Housing Authority’s public housing developments is $0.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $0. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $0. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $0. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $0.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Ilion Housing Authority portfolio, 1% of households identified as Black, 99% identified as White, and 3% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Ilion Housing Authority properties, 82 were Extremely Low Income, 50 were Very Low Income, 20 were Low Income and 4 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Ilion Housing Authority properties is $15,417. Of all public housing residents, 1% have no income and 13% earn more than $25,000 while 86% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Ilion Housing Authority public housing 26% have wage income, 53% have welfare income, 74% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 38% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (March 31, 2014), there were a total of 156 households containing 298 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 1.9.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 12.5% of households included children. Across all household members in Ilion Housing Authority public houins units 10.1% are aged zero to five and 23.8% are aged 6 to 17.

25.8% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 40.3% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Ilion Housing Authority public housing communities. 16.03% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 10.26% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 73.71% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ilion Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 158 affordable rental units. It also administers 112 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ilion 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 Ilion Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (59%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (41%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Ilion 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, Ilion Housing Authority scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Ilion 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 Ilion Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 8/10/10 Plan
2008 6/26/08 Plan
2007 8/8/07 Plan
2006 7/25/06 Plan
2005 8/22/05 Plan
2004 7/16/04 Plan
2003 9/11/03 Plan
2002 7/30/02 Plan
2001 9/27/01 Plan
2000 8/28/00 Plan