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Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

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

About Fairport Urban Renewal Agency

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 Rochester and Irondequoit.

Fairport Urban Renewal Agency Waiting Lists

Monroe County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now

Monroe County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: January 4th, 2017 at 08:30 AM ET-March 29th, 2018 at 04:00 PM ET
  • Ways to Apply: Online Application. In Person Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (585) 223-0747.
  • Preferences For: The Elderly. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. Persons with Disabilities. Extremely Low-Income Familes.  Learn More About Preferences

The Fairport Urban Renewal Agency (FURA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 4, 2017 at 8:30 am, until March 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm ET. It was last open from September 2014 until April 2015.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the Village of Fairport office, located at 31 South Main Street, Fairport, New York 14450.

Once the application has been completed, it must be:

  1. Mailed or hand delivered to the address above.
  2. Emailed to beth@fairportny.com.

Income limit information can be found here.

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

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

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

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/07/2018.

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

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
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.