About City of Peekskill

The City of Peekskill is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Peekskill, New York.

The City of Peekskill serves Peekskill.

City of Peekskill Waiting Lists

City of Peekskill Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The City of Peekskill's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is now closed. It had started on February 23, 2015 and ended in March 2015. 

Applications were accepted online.

Priority were given to local residents of Peekskill.  Persons over the age of 65, veterans, or persons with disabilities may also be given preference. 

The order that applications are completed will determine the place on the waiting list making this a first come, first served opening.

The City of Peekskill has noted that the average wait time for those on the waiting list with preference is over 3 years.

More information can be found at the City of Peekskill website at http://www.cityofpeekskill.com/section-8

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

More information about City of Peekskill can be found on its website at http://www.cityofpeekskill.com/.

About the City of Peekskill Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Peekskill manages 636 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 529 47 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $934 $507 $783
Monthly Cost $493,899 $23,810 $10,184

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Peekskill

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 9% having issued approximately 67 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $19,902 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 42% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 6% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 49% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Peekskill Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

58% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 City of Peekskill voucher holders in 2016 was $486 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $989. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $66.

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.