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 Status : Open

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.

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.

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