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


Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Troy Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

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

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

This housing authority offers 10 apartment communities, with 1,273 units and all are located throughout the City of Troy.  A full detailed listing of the different communities is available here.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link, to download, print, and complete an application.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mailed to 1 Eddy's Lane, Troy, NY 12180, during normal office hours.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: live/work in Troy, elderly, disabled, working family, veteran, homeless, or a victim of a Federal disaster.

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 518-273-3600, during normal office hours.

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 (, 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 as of the last set of publicly available data. 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 (, 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, as of the last set of publicly available data, 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 (, 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 Troy Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 11/30/11 Plan
2011 11/22/10 Plan
2010 12/3/09 Plan
2010 12/3/09 Plan
2009 11/20/08 Plan
2008 12/5/07 Plan
2007 12/28/06 Plan
2006 3/22/06 Plan
2005 4/4/05 Plan
2004 1/9/04 Plan
2003 1/2/03 Plan
2002 3/12/02 Plan
2001 12/6/00 Plan
2000 5/9/00 Plan

Affordable Apartments in Troy from ApartmentSmart

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Section 8 Vouchers

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Medium High (500 - 1,249)

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