Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

1511 Central Park Avenue
Yonkers, Westchester County, New York
(914) 793-8400

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers is a public housing agency in Yonkers, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers serves Yonkers.

Other Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Waiting Lists

Closed: Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List



The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


As of March 2013, there are more than 10,000 names on the waiting list.


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

Last Updated on 09/03/2015.

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.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/10/2018, it is not known if Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers is aborbing 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 most recent VMS report, Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers manages 2,943 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,935 4 298 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,066 $948 $836 $869
Monthly Cost $2,062,551 $3,791 $249,116 $33,009

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.


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