About Hornell Housing Authority

The Hornell Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Hornell, New York.

The Hornell Housing Authority serves Hornell.

Hornell Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Hornell Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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.

Last Updated on 06/15/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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 

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Hornell Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hornell Housing Authority manages 196 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 103
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $314
Monthly Cost $32,391

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.


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