Plattsburgh Housing Authority
4817 South Catherine St.
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, NY


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently closed. It was last open in April 2014.

As of June 2015, there are 65 families currently on its waiting list. The PHA expects to get through that list in a year or more, and will reopen the list when that happens.

Preferences were noted for applicants residing or employed in Plattsburgh, NY.

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 Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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

This housing authority offers three apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and five apartment communities, dedicated to families, all are located throughout Plattsburgh. For a complete detailed listing of each community, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, please download the application here, to print and complete.

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 housing authority has a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: living/working in Clinton County, disabled, or elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 518-561-0720, during normal office hours.

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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 56. The scores for properties managed by Plattsburgh Housing Authority range from a high of 94 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority portfolio is Lakeview Towers and the lowest scoring property is Hortense Sterns Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Plattsburgh Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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 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

Affordable Apartments in Plattsburgh from ApartmentSmart


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Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

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Small (50 - 249)

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