The New York State Homes and Community Renewal is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in New York City, New York.
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal serves the State of New York.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal manages the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, and Richmond County; and has appointed local administrators to manage the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program in 45 of the remaining 57 counties in State of New York. A list of all organizations that operate on behalf of the NYHCR can be found here.
For more information, visit the NYSHCR website, or call the office at (212) 480-7221.
More information about New York State Homes and Community Renewal can be found on its website at http://www.nyshcr.org/.
As of the most recent VMS report, New York State Homes and Community Renewal manages 47,089 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||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$799||$719||$1,201||$994||$787||$689|
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 3,457 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $17,181 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
42% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.
49% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 33% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by New York State Homes and Community Renewal voucher holders in 2016 was $437 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $966. 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.