About Monticello Housing Authority

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

The Monticello Housing Authority serves Monticello.

Monticello Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

This housing authority offers: One senior/disabled apartment community with 20 units, and one family apartment community with 98 units, both are located in Monticello.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you, by calling 845-794-6855, during normal office hours.
2. Stop in the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 76 Evergreen Dr., Monticello, NY 12701, during normal office hours.

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

This housing authority does have a preference for local residents, all other applicants will be placed by date and time application has been received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by calling 845-794-6855, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Monticello Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Monticello Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in June 2015, and prior to that it was closed on 9/24/2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

According to an article by Time Warner Cable News: Hudson Valley, hundreds waited in line as early as 9:30 pm the night before the waiting list opened. Another article from the Times Herald-Record said that more than 650 people were in line for the 50 available vouchers. 

It went on to explain that applications were put on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis, but there was a preference for those who live locally.

Last Updated on 06/17/2015.


About the Monticello Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Monticello Housing Authority manages 447 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 442 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $649 $1,047
Monthly Cost $286,745 $5,235

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Monticello 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 12% having issued approximately 34 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $13,736 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 37% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 57% 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, 56% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

52% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 45% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Monticello Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 32% 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

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Monticello Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $378 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $674. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $143.



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.