Lockport Housing Authority
301 Michigan St.
Lockport, Niagara County, NY


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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

This housing authority has 3 public housing communities containing 352 rental units for families and elderly/disabled individuals, located in Lockport.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application packet me mailed to you, by calling: (716) 434-0001.
2. Pick up an application packet, by stopping by the housing authority located at: 301 Michigan St, Lockport, NY 14094. 

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members. There is a full list of everything needed on the first page of the application.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, elderly, and disabled.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling (716) 434-0001, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lockport Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 352 affordable rental units. It also administers 188 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lockport Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 Lockport Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (65%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (35%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Lockport 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, Lockport Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 88 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Lockport 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.

Lockport Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Lockport Housing Authority range from a high of 96 to a low of 76.

The highest scoring property in the Lockport Housing Authority portfolio is Willow Gardens & Autumn Gardens and the lowest scoring property is Spires.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Lockport Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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 Lockport Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 1/25/10 Plan
2008 2/8/08 Plan
2007 1/11/07 Plan
2006 1/27/06 Plan
2005 1/7/05 Plan
2004 1/22/04 Plan
2003 1/30/03 Plan
2002 2/4/02 Plan
2001 1/25/01 Plan
2000 5/18/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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