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


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Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The City of New Rochelle New York Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is opening on January 26, 2015 at 9AM.

This waiting list should not be confused with the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list which was open until September 30, 2014.  New Rochelle is served by two different Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs.

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

This IS a first come, first served application so we recommend you apply as soon after the waiting list open as possible on January 26, 2015.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The The City of New Rochelle Housing Programs 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 Programs is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

The City of New Rochelle Housing Programs 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 Programs 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 Programs 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 Programs.

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


Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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