City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing

1 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Suite 301
City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York 12601

City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing is a Public Housing Agency in City of Poughkeepsie, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing serves City of Poughkeepsie and Town of Poughkeepsie.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing Waiting Lists

Closed: City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing covers the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, NY.


The City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing (CPOS8H) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from December 2015 until February 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.



The City and Town of Poughkeepsie, NY are about 75 miles north of New York, NY.


To apply, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.


The following preference were identified: Live or work in Dutchess County, NY.


Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.


It is not known how qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list. We have contacted the CPOS8H office and will update this page when more information becomes available.


For more information, visit the CP0S8H website, or call the office at (845) 451-4020.

Last Updated on 02/29/2016.

About City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing

More information about City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing can be found on its website at http://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/section-8-housing/.

Representatives of City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing may be available by phone at (845) 451-4020. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2019, it is not known if City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing 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 City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing manages 692 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 535 12 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $693 $537 $538
Monthly Cost $370,667 $6,445 $2,150

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing

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 15% having issued approximately 46 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 13 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.6 persons and has a household income of $16,761 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% 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, 30% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 45% 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.

24% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.

52% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 41% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

65% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 10% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% 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 Poughkeepsie Office of Section 8 Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $393 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $715. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $103.



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.