Newburgh Housing Authourity
40 Walsh Road
Newburgh, Orange County, NY

845-561-2066 http://newburghhousingauthority.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Newburgh Housing Authourity Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

The Newburgh Housing Authority (NHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


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 Newburgh Housing Authourity Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

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 Newburgh Housing Authourity 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, Newburgh Housing Authourity 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 Newburgh Housing Authourity between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Newburgh Housing Authourity 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, Newburgh Housing Authourity 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.

Newburgh Housing Authourity 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)

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 Newburgh Housing Authourity.

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