Jamestown Housing Authority

110 West Third St.
Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York
(716) 664-3345

Jamestown Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Jamestown, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of March 23rd, 2019, Jamestown Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Jamestown Housing Authority serves Jamestown.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Jamestown Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Jamestown Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers two apartment communities for elderly/disabled individuals, and one community for families.
1. Senior Highrise, download application here, to print and complete.
2. Hotel Jamestown Apartments, download application here, to print and complete.
3. Chadakoin Apartments, download application here, to print and complete.

There are four ways to apply for public housing:
1. Download, print, and complete an application by following the links listed above.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 716-664-3345, during normal office hours.
3. Request an application be faxed to you by faxing the office at 716-664-9908.
4. Visit the office to pick up an application, located at  110 West Third St., Suite 210, Jamestown, NY 14701, during normal office hours.

Once your application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mailed to the address listed above.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: disabled, elderly, victim of domestic violence, victim of a violent crime, veteran, living in substandard conditions, or housing shelter costs exceed 50% of income.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://jamestownhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 716-664-3345, 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 (716)664-3345.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Jamestown Housing Authority

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/23/2019, it is not known if Jamestown 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 Jamestown Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Jamestown Housing Authority manages 233 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Vouchers 233
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $335
Monthly Cost $78,021

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Jamestown 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 20% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 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 persons and has a household income of $11,719 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% of households had wages as a major source of income, 13% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

40% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Jamestown Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 96% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Jamestown Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $298 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $423. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.

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 Operated by Jamestown Housing Authority

Hotel Jamestown and High Rise

110 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY

Chadakoin Centre

120 W 3rd St
Jamestown, NY
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