Auburn Housing Authority

20 Thornton Avenue
Auburn, Cayuga County, New York 13021
(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 (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of May 22nd, 2019, Auburn Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Auburn Housing Authority serves Auburn.

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

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.

Other Auburn Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Auburn, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Auburn Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January until April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Complete the application at the AHA office.
  3. Complete the application at Brogan Manor.

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

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

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

Last Updated on 04/30/2019.

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 382 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 347 17 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $382 $294 $721
Monthly Cost $132,528 $5,003 $721

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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