About Gloversville Housing Authority

The Gloversville Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Gloversville, New York.

The Gloversville Housing Authority serves Gloversville.

Gloversville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

This housing authority offers two hi-rise towers, dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and one community with 85 units for families.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 518-773-7308, during normal office hours.
2. Stop by the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1818 W. Street, Gloversville, NY, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 518-773-7308, during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Gloversville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Gloversville Housing Authority manages 204 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 203 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $329 $397
Monthly Cost $66,854 $397

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Gloversville 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 14% having issued approximately 17 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $12,813 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 8% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 91% 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, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 36% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% 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.

18% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 14% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Gloversville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 64% include at least one person with a disability. 87% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Gloversville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $459. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Gloversville Housing Authority

31 Forest St
Forest Hill Towers is a 117 unit low income housing apartment community in Gloversville.
2 Frontage Rd
Kingsboro Towers is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Gloversville.
10 Homestead Dr
Dubois Gardens is a 85 unit low income housing apartment community in Gloversville.
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Affordable Apartments near Gloversville Housing Authority

309 County Highway 155
State of New York is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Gloversville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Gloversville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME
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