Lockport Housing Authority

301 Michigan St
Lockport, Niagara County, New York 14094

Lockport Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 25th, 2021, Lockport Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Lockport Housing Authority serves Lockport.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Lockport, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom; Family Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Lockport 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.

Lockport Housing Authority Website: https://www.lockporthousingauthority.com/.

Lockport Housing Authority Phone: (716) 434-0001.

Open Until Further Notice: Lockport, 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Lockport Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least July, 2019, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the paper pre-application online here. Select the "Applications can be downloaded HERE" link in the How to Apply section.
  2. Pick up an application at the LHA office, located at 301 Michigan Street, Lockport, NY.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be returned to the Lockport Housing Authority office at the address above.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • A single person who is elderly or disabled
  • Families with dependent children

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (716) 434-3627.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/07/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom; Family 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 Lockport Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom, Family Public Housing apartments at Beacon Heights Apartments, David Woody Apartments, and Gabriel Drive Apartments is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least July, 2019, until further notice.

  • Beacon Heights Apartments is located at 311-333 Michigan Street, Lockport, New York, 14094.
    • 2 and 3-Bedroom units.
  • David Woody Apartments is located at 260-268 Garden Street, Lockport, New York, 14094.
    • 2, 3, 4, and 5-Bedroom units.
  • Gabriel Drive Apartments is located at 2-98 Gabriel Drive, Lockport, New York, 14094.
    • 2 and 3-Bedroom units.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper pre-application online here. Select the "Family Unit Application" link under the Quick Links section.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be returned to the LHA main office, located at 301 Michigan St, PO Box 344, Lockport, NY 14095 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm ET.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displacement due to Domestic Violence
    • Documentation Required: Order of Protection, Police Report, or Verification from a Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Involuntary Displacement
    • Documentation Required: Condemnation letter from Code Enforcement or verification of a natural disaster
  • Homelessness
    • Documentation Required: Verification from housing services agency

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (716) 434-0001.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/07/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: 1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled 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 Lockport Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom, Senior and Disabled Public Housing apartments at Autumn Gardens Apartments, Willow Gardens Apartments, and The Spires is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least July 2019, until further notice.

  • Autumn Gardens Apartments is located at 788-828 East High Street, Lockport, NY 14094.
  • Willow Gardens Apartments is located at 284-288 Willow Street, Lockport, NY 14094.
  • The Spires is located at 45 Ontario Street,  Lockport, NY 14094.

To apply during the opening period, download and print the paper pre-application online here. Select the "One-bedroom Application" link under the Quick Links section.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be returned to the LHA main office, located at 301 Michigan St, PO Box 344, Lockport, NY 14095 between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm ET.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Displacement due to Domestic Violence
    • Documentation Required: Order of Protection, Police Report, or Verification from a Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Involuntary Displacement
    • Documentation Required: Condemnation letter from Code Enforcement or verification of a natural disaster
  • Homelessness
    • Documentation Required: Verification from housing services agency

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

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (716) 434-0001.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/07/2019.

About Lockport Housing Authority

More information about Lockport Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.lockporthousingauthority.com/.

Representatives of Lockport Housing Authority may be available by phone at (716) 434-0001. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2021, it is not known if Lockport 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 Lockport Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lockport Housing Authority manages 161 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 160 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $365 $1,074
Monthly Cost $58,435 $1,074

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lockport 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 15% 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 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,820 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lockport Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Lockport Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $362 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $443. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $133.



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 Lockport Housing Authority

Spires

45 Ontario St
Lockport, New York

David Woody Beacon Heights Gabriel Drive

268 Garden St
Lockport, New York

Willow Gardens and Autumn Gardens

284 Willow St
Lockport, New York