The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program
515 North Avenue
New Rochelle, Westchester County, NY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program (CNRHCP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was was last open for five days in January 2015.

Please note: This waiting list should not be confused with the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority waiting list, which was closed in September 2014.  New Rochelle, NY is served by these two entities.

There was a preference for local residents of New Rochelle, seniors older than 62 years old, disabled persons, and families whose income is at or below 30% of the area median income.

The opening was first come, first served, and applicants were placed on the waiting list based on when they applied.

The CNRHCP received more than 4,000 applications, and the waiting list is not expected to reopen for along time after its last opening.

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.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,127 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program is among the 54% of New York housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2009 and a low score of 67 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program 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 The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/13/11 Plan
2011 12/17/10 Plan
2010 6/1/10 Plan
2009 11/25/08 Plan
2008 12/22/08 Plan
2007 12/27/06 Plan
2006 12/5/05 Plan
2005 12/29/04 Plan
2004 12/18/03 Plan
2003 1/23/03 Plan
2002 12/18/03 Plan
2001 6/18/01 Plan
2000 5/11/00 Plan