Harrietstown Housing Authority

14 Kiwassa Rd.
Saranac Lake, Franklin County, New York 12983

Harrietstown Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 27th, 2021, Harrietstown Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Harrietstown Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Harrietstown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Harrietstown Housing Authority Website: http://www.harrietstownha.org.

Harrietstown Housing Authority Phone: (518) 891-3050.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Harrietstown Housing authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers one senior disabled apartment community, utilities are included, and one family apartment community and both are located in Harrietstown.

There are four ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be faxed to you, by faxing the request to 518-891-3050.
2. Request an application be emailed to you , by emailing the request to sclarkin@harrietstownha.org.
3. Request an application be mailed to you, by calling the housing authority at 518-891-3050.
4. Stop in the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 14 Kiwassa Rd. #1, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, during normal office hours.
5. Download an application here, to print and complete.

Once the application has been completed, it can be faxed, emailed, mailed, or dropped off, all of the addresses and numbers are listed above. Be sure to include these copies with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, public assistance award letter, current bank statements, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.harrietstownha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have, by calling 518-891-3050, during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518)891-3050.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Harrietstown Housing Authority

More information about Harrietstown Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.harrietstownha.org.

Representatives of Harrietstown Housing Authority may be available by phone at (518) 891-3050. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Harrietstown Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Harrietstown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Harrietstown Housing Authority manages 118 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 115 1 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $303 $172 $377
Monthly Cost $34,823 $172 $377

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Harrietstown 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 21% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.3 persons and has a household income of $13,342 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 55% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 78% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 26% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 46% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 14% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

14% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 10% of households with children have a female head of household. 58% 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 Harrietstown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 41% include at least one person with a disability. 60% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 44% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

75% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 18% with 2 bedrooms and 6% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Harrietstown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $313 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $413. 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Harrietstown Housing Authority

Lake Flower Apartments

14 Kiwassa Rd
Saranac Lake, New York

Alqonquin Apartments

240 George Lapan Memorial Hwy
Saranac Lake, New York