Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

1511 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York 10710

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 1st, 2022, Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers serves Yonkers.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Yonkers, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Public Housing Closed

Open Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Waiting Lists

Open Now: Yonkers, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The MHACY is accepting applications for this waiting list from June 27, 2022, until July 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application in English here, in Spanish here, and in Korean here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be postmarked by July 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm, and mailed to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers PO BOX 35 Yonkers, NY,10710.

The maximum income limit for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • A family whose head or co-head is a Veteran. The term "Veteran" means any person honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces, to wit the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and/or Space Force.
  • Families with children or elderly or disabled members.
  • Homeless families, as defined in 42 U.S.C. Section 11302 and contained in the Continuum of Care Interim Rule at 24 CFR 578.3
  • A family whose head and/or co-head is the grandparent of the remaining family members.
  • Any Family who lives in the City of Yonkers, or any family whose head or other member is employed in the City of Yonkers.
  • Currently assisted under any HUD Program.

3,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the MHACY website.

Sources: This information was verified by the MHACY on June 27, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Yonkers, New York .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (914) 793-8400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2022.

Other Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers (MHACY) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior households.

Please note: The family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.

This waiting list only offers studios and one bedroom units.

The MHACY offers 20 apartment communities with 2,079 units, that are located throughout Yonkers. You can view a full listing of all communities here.


If an applicant needs reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application, call the MHACY Admission Office at (914) 793-8497 to have a pre-application mailed to you.

Once the paper pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to PO Box 35, Yonkers, NY 10710.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the MHACY website, or call the office at (914) 793-8400 during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 10/29/2015.

About Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

More information about Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers can be found on its website at http://www.mhacy.org.

Representatives of Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers may be available by phone at (914) 793-8400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/01/2022, it is not known if Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers 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 Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers manages 4,343 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 2,369 3 236 52
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,186 $1,017 $1,647 $890
Monthly Cost $2,810,613 $3,050 $388,725 $46,286

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

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 4% having issued approximately 689 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 33 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 $20,701 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 46% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

40% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 8% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers voucher holders in 2016 was $519 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,032. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $54.



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 Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

Ross F. Calcagno Homes

55 School St
Yonkers, New York

Charles L. Curran Court

4 Curran Ct
Yonkers, New York

John E. Flynn Manor

334 Riverdale Ave
Yonkers, New York
62+

James E. Hall Homes

15 Dunbar Street
Yonkers, New York

Grant Park I and II

35 Vineyard St
Yonkers, New York

Schoolhouse Terrace at The Ridgeway

43 Ashburn Ave
Yonkers, New York
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Low Income Housing Managed by Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

Palisade Towers

1 Schroeder St
Yonkers, New York
Subsidized

William A. Walsh Homes

75 Walsh Rd
Yonkers, New York
Subsidized

Angelo R. Martinelli Manor

21 Ellison Ave
Yonkers, New York

Francis Reagan Townhouses

1157 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, New York
Subsidized

Dr. James O’Rourke Townhouses

525 Shoreview Drive
Yonkers, New York
Subsidized

Kris Kristensen Homes

45 Seymour St
Yonkers, New York
Accessible
Subsidized
62+

Cottage Place Gardens

8 Cottage Gardens
Yonkers, New York