Monticello Housing Authority
76 Evergreen Drive
Monticello, Sullivan County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Monticello Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 17th, 2015.

The Monticello Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in June 2015, and prior to that it was closed on 9/24/2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

According to an article by Time Warner Cable News: Hudson Valley, hundreds waited in line as early as 9:30 pm the night before the waiting list opened. Another article from the Times Herald-Record said that more than 650 people were in line for the 50 available vouchers. 

It went on to explain that applications were put on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis, but there was a preference for those who live locally.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

This housing authority offers: One senior/disabled apartment community with 20 units, and one family apartment community with 98 units, both are located in Monticello.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you, by calling 845-794-6855, during normal office hours.
2. Stop in the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 76 Evergreen Dr., Monticello, NY 12701, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference for local residents, all other applicants will be placed by date and time application has been received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 845-794-6855, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Monticello Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 98 affordable rental units. It also administers 554 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Monticello 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Monticello Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Monticello Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Monticello Housing Authority scored an average of 78 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 41 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Monticello 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 Monticello Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/2/12 Plan
2011 4/8/11 Plan
2010 4/29/10 Plan
2009 6/30/09 Plan
2008 4/17/08 Plan
2007 3/30/07 Plan
2006 2/17/06 Plan
2005 4/21/05 Plan
2004 3/23/04 Plan
2003 3/12/03 Plan
2002 3/6/02 Plan
2001 2/22/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan