New York Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Syracuse Housing AuthorityOpen
Buffalo Municipal Housing AuthorityOpen
Utica Municipal Housing AuthorityOpen
Albany Housing AuthorityOpen
Watertown Housing AuthorityOpen
Niagara Falls Housing AuthorityOpen
Troy Housing AuthorityOpen
Mechanicville Housing AuthorityOpen
Binghamton Housing AuthorityOpen
Jamestown Housing AuthorityOpen
Plattsburgh Housing AuthorityOpen
Herkimer Housing AuthorityOpen
Saratoga Springs Housing AuthorityOpen
Cortland Housing AuthorityOpen
Cohoes Housing AuthorityOpen
Watervliet Housing AuthorityOpen
Schenectady Municipal Housing AuthorityNot Open
Lackawanna Municipal Housing AuthorityOpen
Elmira Housing AuthorityOpen
Massena Housing AuthorityOpen
Catskill Housing AuthorityOpen
Rensselaer Housing AuthorityOpen
Rome Housing AuthorityOpen
Ogdensburg Housing AuthorityOpen
Rochester Housing AuthorityOpen
Geneva Housing AuthorityOpen
Gloversville Housing AuthorityOpen
Batavia Housing AuthorityOpen
Ithaca Housing AuthorityOpen
Wilna Housing AuthorityOpen
Ilion Housing AuthorityOpen
Amsterdam Housing AuthorityOpen
Hudson Housing AuthorityOpen
Dunkirk Housing AuthorityOpen
Norwich Housing AuthorityOpen
Auburn Housing AuthorityOpen
Hornell Housing AuthorityOpen
Oneonta Housing AuthorityOpen
Lockport Housing AuthorityOpen
Glens Falls Housing AuthorityOpen
Malone Housing AuthorityOpen
Tupper Lake Housing AuthorityOpen
Harrietstown Housing AuthorityOpen
Newark Housing AuthorityOpen
Olean Housing AuthorityOpen
Canton Housing AuthorityOpen
St. Johnsville Housing AuthorityOpen
Oneida Housing AuthorityOpen
Kenmore Municipal Housing AuthorityOpen
West Carthage Housing AuthorityOpen
Hoosick Housing AuthorityOpen
The Municipal Hsng Authority for the City of YonkersOpen
New York City Housing AuthorityOpen
Tuckahoe Housing AuthorityOpen
Tarrytown Municipal Housing AuthorityNot Open
Port Chester Housing AuthorityNot Open
Freeport Housing AuthorityNot Open
North Tarrytown Housing AuthorityNot Open
Town of Huntington Housing AuthorityNot Open
Mount Kisco Housing AuthorityNot Open
White Plains Housing AuthorityNot Open
Kingston Housing AuthorityOpen
Town of Hempstead Housing AuthorityOpen
The City of Beacon Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of Long BeachNot Open
Housing Authority of NewburghOpen
Town of Oyster Bay Housing AuthorityOpen
Village of Spring Valley Housing AuthorityNot Open
Greenburgh Housing AuthorityNot Open
Poughkeepsie Housing AuthorityOpen
Woodridge Housing AuthorityOpen
Glen Cove Public Housing AuthorityNot Open
Monticello Housing AuthorityOpen
Town of Islip Housing AuthorityNot Open
Peekskill Housing AuthorityOpen
Town of Ramapo Housing AuthorityNot Open
Village of Hempstead HANot Open
North Hempstead Housing AuthorityNot Open
New Rochelle Municipal Housing AuthorityNot Open
Port Jervis Housing AuthorityOpen
Rockville Centre HANot Open
Ellenville Housing AuthorityOpen
Village of Great Neck Housing AuthorityNot Open
Village of Kiryas Joel HAOpen

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In New York, 84 Public Housing Authorities operate 231,751 public housing rental units in 458 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In New York, out of 84 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 19 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 65 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.