Binghamton Housing Authority

Binghamton, Broome County, New York 13902

Binghamton Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 30th, 2021, Binghamton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Binghamton Housing Authority serves Binghamton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Binghamton Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Binghamton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Binghamton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Binghamton Housing Authority Phone: (607) 723-9491.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Binghamton Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has two family communities, ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms, and one community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Stop by the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 36 Exchange St., Binghamton, NY 13901, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 607-723-9491, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include these copies with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: living/working in Binghamton, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by calling the housing authority at 607-723-9491, during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (607)723-9491.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Binghamton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Binghamton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Binghamton Housing Authority (BHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open February 2012. The BHA expects the waiting list to be closed until 2017 or 2018.

Last Updated on 04/07/2016.

About Binghamton Housing Authority

Representatives of Binghamton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (607) 723-9491. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/30/2021, it is not known if Binghamton Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Binghamton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Binghamton Housing Authority manages 651 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 513 60 13 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $415 $495 $1,036 $383
Monthly Cost $212,979 $29,717 $13,467 $3,827

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Binghamton 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 6% having issued approximately 95 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,918 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

45% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 35% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Binghamton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Binghamton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $464. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $95.

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 Apartments Operated by Binghamton Housing Authority

Carlisle Hill

150 Moeller St
Binghamton, New York

North Shore Towers

45 Exchange St
Binghamton, New York