Hornell Housing Authority

87 East Washington St.
Hornell, Steuben County, New York 14843

Hornell 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, Hornell Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Hornell Housing Authority serves Hornell.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Hornell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Hornell Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Hornell 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.

Hornell Housing Authority Website: http://www.hornellhousing.org/.

Hornell Housing Authority Phone: (607) 324-7912.

Open Until Further Notice: Hornell Housing Authority 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Hornell Housing Authority (NY) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.
 

Application: http://www.hornellhousing.org/pdf/Section8-Application.pdf

Application information sheet: http://www.hornellhousing.org/pdf/Section8-Information.pdf

Preferences will be given to applicants who are homeless, as defined by: 

  • Substandard housing
  • Involuntarily displaced ... or ...  
  • Rent burden - paying more than 50% of income for rent and utilities 

 
All preference requests will require documentation from the applicant of the conditions and circumstances that warrant a higher priority.


Applications received will be sorted by preference and then placed on waiting list by date and time of application submission.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (607)324-7912.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/15/2017.

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

This housing authority offers two public housing communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, one 50 unit family apartment community ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and nine single family scattered homes, all located throughout Hornell. For a complete, detailed listing of the different communities offered, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Download the application here, then print and complete.
2. Stop by the housing authority office, to pick up an application, located at 87 East Washington St., Hornell, NY 14843, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am-4pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the above address.  Be sure to include these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members, a police background check of where you live must be completed, and notarized.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Hornell, homeless, rent burden, or living in substandard conditions.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.hornellhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any question you may have, by calling 
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (607)324-7912.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Hornell Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Hornell Housing Authority may be available by phone at (607) 324-7912. 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 Hornell 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 Hornell Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hornell Housing Authority manages 226 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 84
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $362
Monthly Cost $30,428

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hornell 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 57% having issued approximately 4 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 85 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,337 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% 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 69% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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.

26% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 65% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hornell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

54% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 22% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Hornell Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $289 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $753. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



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 Hornell Housing Authority

Church St Court

71 Church Street Ct
Hornell, New York

Hillside Manor

150 Greeley Ave
Hornell, New York