Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Cortland County Housing Authority is accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 14 family communities, and 7 communities dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, all are located throughout Cortland County.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 42 Church St., Cortland, NY, during normal office hours. You can also have an application mailed to you by calling 607-753-1171, or have an application emailed to you by emailing the housing authority at ngriswold@cortlandha.com.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents 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 Cortland County, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 607-753-1171, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Cortland Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 22nd, 2015.

The Cortland County Housing Authority is accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 14 family communities, and 7 communities dedicated to elderly/disabled individuals, all are located throughout Cortland County.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 42 Church St., Cortland, NY, during normal office hours. You can also have an application mailed to you by calling 607-753-1171, or have an application emailed to you by emailing the housing authority at ngriswold@cortlandha.com.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents 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 Cortland County, elderly, or disabled.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 607-753-1171, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Cortland Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Cortland Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on August 12th, 2015.

The Cortland Housing Authority (CHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Call the CHA at (607) 753-1771 during normal office hours to have a pre-application mailed or emailed to you.
  2. Email the CHA at ngriswold@cortlandha.com to have a pre-application mailed or emailed to you.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the CHA office, located at 42 Church Street, Cortland, NY 13045, or emailed to ngriswold@cortlandha.com.

The CHA has identified the following preferences: Elderly, handicapped/disabled, families, Cortland County residents.

Qualified applicants will be place on the waiting list by the date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

Please note: Those who do not qualify for the residency preference will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list, and will always be below applicants who do qualify for the residency preference. Because of this, according to a CHA representative, it is unlikely names on the waiting list without the residency preference will ever reach the top of the waiting list.

After applying, applicants will receive a letter notifying them if they were eligible, or not.

For more information, call the CHA office at (607) 753-1771.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Port Watson 87/100 12/12/2014

Public Housing Operated by Cortland Housing Authority

51 Port Watson St
Port Watson participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
17 River St
Cortland participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Cortland Housing Authority

10 Northcliffe Road
Northcliffe Apartments features 1-2 bedroom apartments.
Northcliffe Apartments participates in the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8
18 Maple Ave
State of New York participates in the following programs:
HOME
51 Port Watson St
Port Watson participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Cortland Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of New York: