Auburn Housing Authority

20 Thornton Avenue
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
(315) 253-6249

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Auburn Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Auburn, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher, and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of January 21st, 2019, Auburn Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Auburn, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on January 23rd, 2019.

Auburn Housing Authority serves Auburn.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Indefinitely
Auburn, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Open Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least December 12, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the application for a community with an open waiting list here.

For more information, visit the AHA Properties page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315) 253-6249.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 12/12/2018.

Open Soon: Auburn, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  January 23rd, 2019  at 08:00 AM  ET
  • How to Apply:  Online Application.  In Person Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Elderly.  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Disabled.  Families with Children.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from January 23, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application that will be available on the AHA website here.
  2. Complete the application at the AHA office, located at 7 Merriman Street, Auburn, New York 13021, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  3. Complete the application at Brogan Manor, located at 37 Olympia Avenue, Auburn, New York 13021, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and Work in the City of Auburn, Elderly, Disabled.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA Section 8 Tenant-Based Voucher page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315) 253-6249.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/10/2019.

About Auburn Housing Authority

More information about Auburn Housing Authority can be found on its website at

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/12/2018, Auburn Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Auburn Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Auburn Housing Authority manages 380 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection
Vouchers 346 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $376 $312
Monthly Cost $130,253 $5,307

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Auburn Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 52 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,695 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 68% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Auburn Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Auburn Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $325 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $468. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.

Public Housing Operated by Auburn Housing Authority

Olympia Terrace

101 Olympia Ter
Auburn, NY
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