Herkimer Housing Authority

315 North Prospect St.
Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York 13350

Herkimer Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Herkimer Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Herkimer Housing Authority serves Herkimer.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Herkimer, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Herkimer Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Herkimer 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.

Herkimer Housing Authority Website: http://www.herkimerhousing.org/.

Herkimer Housing Authority Phone: (315) 866-2252.

Open Until Further Notice: Herkimer, New York Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Herkimer Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  • Download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Complete Preliminary Section 8 Housing Application."
  • Call the office at (315) 866-2252.
  • Pick up an application at the HHA office, located at 315 N. Prospect St, Herkimer NY 13350, from 8:00 am until 12:00; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following references: Live, work or have been hired to work in the Village of Herkimer; veteran; currently lives in Public Housing, Indian Housing, Section 8, or any other type of federally subsidized housing. 

If an applicant has been evicted from Public Housing, Indian Housing, Section 23 housing, or the Section 8 program for drug related criminal activity, they are ineligible.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.

As of November 2017, there are more than 140 persons on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (315) 866-2252.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315)866-2252.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/21/2017.

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 Herkimer Housing Authority (HHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

There are three ways to apply:

  • Download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Complete Preliminary Public Housing Application."
  • Call the office at (315) 866-2252.
  • Pick up an application at the HHA office, located at 315 N. Prospect St, Herkimer NY 13350, from 8:00 am until 12:00; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following references: Live, work or have been hired to work in the Village of Herkimer; veteran; currently lives in Public Housing, Section 8, or any other type of federally subsidized housing.

If an applicant has been evicted from Public Housing, Indian Housing, Section 23 housing, or the Section 8 program for drug related criminal activity, they are ineligible.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application has been received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HHA website, or call the office at (315) 866-2252.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315)866-2252.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/21/2017.

About Herkimer Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Herkimer Housing Authority may be available by phone at (315) 866-2252. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Herkimer 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 Herkimer Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Herkimer Housing Authority manages 66 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
Vouchers 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $307
Monthly Cost $9,203

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Herkimer 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 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,465 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

37% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 63% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Herkimer Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 85% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

46% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Herkimer Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $310 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $462. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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 Herkimer Housing Authority

Eastern Creekside Midtown

315 N Prospect St
Herkimer, New York