Public Housing Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

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

This housing authority offers 18 apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Albany. For a complete listing and more information on the different communities this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to apply online. 

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, please print out the page or write down the number, for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: disabled, elderly, living/working in Albany, enrolled in a training program, and working for the last 9 months.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.albanyhousing.org/.

Summary

  • What: Albany Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open Now

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

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

This housing authority offers 18 apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals, located throughout Albany. For a complete listing and more information on the different communities this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, please follow this link to apply online. 

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, please print out the page or write down the number, for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: disabled, elderly, living/working in Albany, enrolled in a training program, and working for the last 9 months.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.albanyhousing.org/.

Summary

  • What: Albany Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live or Work Locally. Veterans. Persons in Job Training or Higher Education. Persons with Disabilities.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Albany Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on July 20th, 2015.

The Albany Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last closed in April 2015 after being open for more than one week. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Applications were available online or could have been picked up at the Albany Housing Authority's office at 200 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Westview Apartment 78/100 01/12/2015
South End Phase Ii 95/100 12/18/2014
Steamboat Square 97/100 12/16/2014
Townsend Park Home 70/100 01/08/2015
Robert Whalen Home 76/100 01/05/2015
Nutgrove Garden Ap 68/100 01/09/2015
Ida Yarbrough Home 92/100 08/20/2013
Lincoln Park Homes 87/100 07/31/2013
North Albany Homes 96/100 08/26/2013
Ezra Prentice Home 98/100 07/25/2013

Public Housing Operated by Albany Housing Authority

1 Lincoln Sq
Lincoln Park Homes is a 191 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
680 Central Ave
Westview Apartments is a 195 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
275 Colonie St
Robert Whalen Homes is a 122 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
10 Tubman Cir
North Albany Homes is a 134 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
200 Green St
Steamboat Square is a 382 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
260 N Pearl St
Ida Yarbrough Homes is a 353 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
602 Nutgrove Ln
Nutgrove Garden Apartments is a 92 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
70 Lark St
Arbor Hill Homes is a 54 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
638 S Pearl St
Ezra Prentice Homes Redevelopment Llc is a 176 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
50 N Swan St
Arbor Hill 3b is a 23 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
45 Central Ave
Townsend Park Homes is a 158 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
30 Morton Ave
South End Phase II is a 43 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing

Albany Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of New York:

Affordable Apartments near Albany Housing Authority

315 Northern Boulevard
Livingston School Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides St.-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Albany. Rents at Livingston School Apartments start at $620-940.
1 Lincoln Sq
Lincoln Park Homes is a 191 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing
680 Central Ave
Westview Apartments is a 195 unit low income housing apartment community in Albany.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Public Housing