Troy Housing Authority
1 Eddy`s Lane
Troy, Rensselaer County, NY

518-272-3211

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8

Public Housing Projects

1,249

Public Housing Units

925

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Troy Housing Authority
1 Eddy`s Lane
Troy, Rensselaer County, NY

518-272-3211

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Troy Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 1,249 affordable rental units. It also administers 925 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Troy 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 Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Troy Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (57%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (43%) to that of all housing authorities in New York, Troy 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 (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, Troy Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2004 and a low score of 78 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in New York is 76.39.

Troy 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.

Troy Housing Authority manages 7 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 68. The scores for properties managed by Troy Housing Authority range from a high of 93 to a low of 0.

The highest scoring property in the Troy Housing Authority portfolio is Kane - Grand - Conway and the lowest scoring property is Taylor 1 & 2.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 86% of properties managed by Troy Housing Authority have a passing score.

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