Ogdensburg Housing Authority
1101 Jay St.
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY


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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.

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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

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Ogdensburg Housing Authority
1101 Jay St.
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, NY


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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ogdensburg Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 386 affordable rental units. It also administers 50 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ogdensburg 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 Ogdensburg Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (89%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (11%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Ogdensburg 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, Ogdensburg Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 77 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Ogdensburg 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.

Ogdensburg Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 87. The scores for properties managed by Ogdensburg Housing Authority range from a high of 97 to a low of 72.

The highest scoring property in the Ogdensburg Housing Authority portfolio is Centennial Terrace and the lowest scoring property is Riverview Towers.

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

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