Mechanicville Housing Authority

1 Harris Ave.
Mechanicville, Saratoga County, New York 12118

Mechanicville Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 27th, 2021, Mechanicville Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Mechanicville Housing Authority serves Mechanicville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Mechanicville Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Mechanicville 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.

Mechanicville Housing Authority Website: http://www.mechanicvillehousing.org.

Mechanicville Housing Authority Phone: (518) 664-9897.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Mechanicville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

Please Note: The waiting list for public housing is over two years long.

This housing authority offers two communities for public housing:
1. Davenport Estates has 40 units, 25 of those units are designated for senior/disabled individuals, the remaining 15 units are for families.
2. John S. Moore is a family community, that has 120 units, ranging from 1-4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Stop by the housing authority, to pick up an application, located at 1 Harris Avenue, Mechanicville, NY 12118, during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 518-664-9834, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, proof of income, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: victim of domestic violence, living/working in Mechanicville, elderly, disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://mechanicvillehousing.org/directory.htm, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 518-664-9834, 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 (518)664-9897.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Mechanicville Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Mechanicville Housing Authority may be available by phone at (518) 664-9897. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Mechanicville 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 Mechanicville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Mechanicville Housing Authority manages 263 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 Tenant Protection
Vouchers 99 9
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $544 $543
Monthly Cost $53,809 $4,891

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Mechanicville 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 13% having issued approximately 10 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 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 $16,100 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% 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

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 12% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Mechanicville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 32% 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, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 39% 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 Mechanicville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $373 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $571. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.



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 Mechanicville Housing Authority

John S Moore Homes

1 Harris Ave
Mechanicville, New York