Rochester Housing Authority
675 West Main Street
Rochester, Monroe County, NY

585-697-3602

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23

Public Housing Projects

2,514

Public Housing Units

8,222

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Rochester Housing Authority
675 West Main Street
Rochester, Monroe County, NY

585-697-3602

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Rochester Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 23 projects which contain 2,514 affordable rental units. It also administers 8,222 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Rochester Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Rochester Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (23%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (77%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Rochester 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 (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, Rochester Housing Authority scored an average of 97 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 85 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Rochester 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.

Rochester Housing Authority manages 16 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 76. The scores for properties managed by Rochester Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 55.

The highest scoring property in the Rochester Housing Authority portfolio is Luther/capsule/bronson and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 94% of properties managed by Rochester Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Rochester Housing Authority owns and manages 2514 public housing units in 23 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Rochester Housing Authority is $373.00 compared to the state average of $395.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of New York ranges from a low of $259.00 to a high of $704.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)