About Greenburgh Housing Authority

The Greenburgh Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in White Plains, New York.

The Greenburgh Housing Authority serves Greenburgh.

Greenburgh Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Greenburgh Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Greenburgh Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Greenburgh, NY is 30 miles north of New York City, NY.

In 2015, the waiting list was closed hours after it opened.

To apply, applicants must have completed the online application. Applications were accepted online only.

Once 2,000 applications were submitted, the GHA closed the waiting list.

If your application was submitted correctly, you should be able to view your application at https://greenburghhousing.housingmanager.com/application/lookup according to the housing authority and their waiting list vendor.

The GHA identified the following preferences: Town of Greenburgh residents, Westchester County residents.

For more information, visit http://greenburghhousing.org/, or call (914) 946-2110.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Greenburgh Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

More information about Greenburgh Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://greenburghhousing.org/.

About the Greenburgh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Greenburgh Housing Authority manages 249 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 244 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $948 $1,269
Monthly Cost $231,408 $6,346

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greenburgh 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 2% having issued approximately 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 42 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $23,079 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 47% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 49% 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, 55% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 68% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Greenburgh Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 29% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 36% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 8% 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 Greenburgh Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $585 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,011. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $48.

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.