Kingston Housing Authority

132 Rondout Gardens
Kingston, Ulster County, New York 12401

Kingston Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Kingston, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 22nd, 2019, Kingston Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Kingston Housing Authority serves Kingston.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Kingston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Open Kingston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Kingston Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior, disabled or single individuals.


This housing authority offers six public housing apartment communities, located throughout Kingston.


To apply for public housing, you can stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 132 Rondout Dr., Kingston, NY 12401, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.


Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.


This housing authority does not have a preference, your application will be placed by date and time received.


More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://kingstonhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 845-331-1955, 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 (845)331-1955.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Kingston Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kingston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kingston Housing Authority (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for almost two weeks in April 2015, and before that in 2010.They last opened Section 8 in 2010.

Applications were picked up, and then mailed or dropped off when completed at these two locations:

   Colonial Gardens 
   Section 8 Office
   148 Colonial Drive
   Kingston, NY 12401

   Kingston Housing Authority
   132 Roundout Drive
   Kingston, NY 12401

Preferences were given to applicants residing in Kingston, NY.

All applications received were sorted by preference and then placed on waiting list by date and time of submission.

If you have any questions, contact the KHA office at 845-338-4856.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Kingston Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior, disabled or single individuals.

This housing authority offers six public housing apartment communities, located throughout Kingston.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 132 Rondout Dr., Kingston, NY 12401, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does not have a preference, your application will be placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://kingstonhousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 845-331-1955, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Kingston Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Kingston Housing Authority may be available by phone at (845) 331-1955. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/22/2019, it is not known if Kingston 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 Kingston Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Kingston Housing Authority manages 188 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 188
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $651
Monthly Cost $122,480

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kingston 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 10% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 10 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 $16,884 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% 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, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

51% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 42% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kingston Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 87% 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, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Kingston Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $400 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $664. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $184.



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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