Plattsburgh Housing Authority
4817 South Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on June 17, 2016 and is open indefinitely. It was last open in April 2014.

Plattsburgh, NY is about 160 miles north of Albany, NY.

Please note: This waiting list has a preference. This means that applicants who qualify for this preference will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of this preference, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, visit the PHA office, located at 4817 S Catherine St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901, from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm; and 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preference: Resident of Clinton County, NY.

No further information has been provided for this opening. We have contacted the PHA, and will update this page when more information becomes available.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Persons on the waiting list must update application information within 10 days of the change by calling (518) 561-0720 Ext. 232.

For more information, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (518) 561-0720.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 22nd, 2016.

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The PHA offers three apartment communities for senior/disabled households, and five apartment communities for families that are all located throughout Plattsburgh. A complete detailed listing of each community can be found here.

To apply, download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: 4817 South Catherine St., Suite 101, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, during normal office hours. Please include a copy of your photo ID, with your application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Living/working in Clinton County, disabled, or elderly.

For more information, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (518) 561-0720.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 604 affordable rental units. It also administers 191 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Plattsburgh Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Plattsburgh Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (76%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (24%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Plattsburgh 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, Plattsburgh Housing Authority scored an average of 85 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 64 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Plattsburgh 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 Plattsburgh Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/9/12 Plan
2011 5/18/11 Plan
2010 7/20/10 Plan
2009 4/15/09 Plan
2008 6/5/08 Plan
2007 4/3/07 Plan
2006 5/18/06 Plan
2005 5/12/05 Plan
2004 4/15/04 Plan
2003 5/14/03 Plan
2002 5/30/02 Plan
2001 5/29/01 Plan
2000 6/1/00 Plan