Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

31 South Main St.
Fairport, Monroe County, New York
(585) 223-0747

Program Details

Fairport Urban Renewal Agency is a Section 8 Agency in Fairport, New York.

Fairport Urban Renewal Agency serves Monroe County and Macedon but does not serve Irondequoit and Rochester.

Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Waiting Lists

Monroe County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Fairport Urban Renewal Agency (FURA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from January 2017 until March 2018; and prior to that from September 2014 until April 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the Village of Fairport office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the Village of Fairport office.
  2. Emailed.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, live or work in the FURA service area, extremely low income, very low income.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the FURA website, or call the office at (585) 223-0747.

Last Updated on 03/29/2018.

About Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

More information about Fairport Urban Renewal Agency can be found on its website at http://fairportoced.org/section-8-housing-program.htm.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if Fairport Urban Renewal Agency is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fairport Urban Renewal Agency manages 468 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted Out
Vouchers423205
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$394$125$529
Monthly Cost$166,487$2,493$2,643

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

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 13% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 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 $15,147 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 39% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

16% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 31% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

51% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 20% 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 Fairport Urban Renewal Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $385 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $494. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $67.



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.