Cohoes Housing Authority

100 Manor Sites
Cohoes, Albany County, New York 12047

Cohoes Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Cohoes Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Cohoes Housing Authority serves Cohoes.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cohoes, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Cohoes Housing Authority Public Housing Unknown

Open Cohoes 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.

Cohoes Housing Authority Website: http://www.cohoeshousing.org.

Cohoes Housing Authority Phone: (518) 235-4500.

Open Until Further Notice: Cohoes, New York Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Cohoes Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from February 1, 2019 at 8:30 am ET, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the CHA office, located at 100 Manor Sites, Cohoes, New York 12047 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the CHA office,100 Manor Sites, Cohoes, New York 12047.
  2. Dropped off at the CHA office at the address above during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in Albany County.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 235-4500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/23/2020.

Other Cohoes Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 10/23/2020.

About Cohoes Housing Authority

More information about Cohoes Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.cohoeshousing.org.

Representatives of Cohoes Housing Authority may be available by phone at (518) 235-4500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 17th, 2021, it is not known if Cohoes Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/04/2019, Cohoes 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.


About the Cohoes Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Cohoes Housing Authority manages 203 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 192 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $552 $578
Monthly Cost $106,079 $6,357

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Cohoes 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 17% having issued approximately 15 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 20 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 $15,371 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Cohoes Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Cohoes Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $360 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.



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.


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