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City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office

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

City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office serves Poughkeepsie.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Poughkeepsie, New York Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office Website: https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/section-8-housing/.

City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office Phone: (845) 451-4020.

Closed: Poughkeepsie, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 2, 2020, until April 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from the Section 8 Housing Office.

Once the application was completed, it must have been postmarked by April 30, 2020, and mailed to The City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HVC Office.

Please note: Hand-delivered or faxed applications were not accepted.

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 $33,850 | 6 $56,050
  • 3 $43,500 | 7 $59,900
  • 4 $48,300 | 8 $63,800
  • 5 $52,200

Please note: The City of Poughkeepsie public notice does not give an income limit figure for 2-person households.

This waiting list had the following preferences: preference will be given to Dutchess County residents.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office website, as of February 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Last Updated on 04/30/2020.

About City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office

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

Representatives of City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office 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 07/15/2020, it is not known if City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office 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 Section 8 HCV Office Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Poughkeepsie Section 8 HCV Office manages 686 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 524 12 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $694 $534 $905
Monthly Cost $363,891 $6,413 $5,427

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

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 Section 8 HCV Office 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 Section 8 HCV Office 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.