New York State Homes and Community Renewal is a public housing agency in New York, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.
The following agencies operate on behalf of New York State Homes and Community Renewal:
|Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.||Chautauqua County|
|Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Inc.||Suffolk County|
|CVR New York||Westchester County|
|Otsego Rural Housing Assistance||Otsego County|
|Pathstone Corporation||Dutchess County, Genesee County, Orange County, Orleans County, Sullivan County, Yates County|
|Putnam County Housing Corporation||Putnam County|
|Rockland County Department of Social Services||Rockland County|
|Rural Ulster Preservation Company||Greene County, Ulster County|
|Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond County, New York Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal Subsidy Services Bureau (SSB) 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 August 2018, the SSB states on its website that there are currently many households on the waiting list and there are no plans to reopen this waiting list in the near future.
For more information, visit the SSB website, or call the office at (212) 480-6672.
Last Updated on 08/23/2018.
More information about New York State Homes and Community Renewal can be found on its website at http://www.nyshcr.org/.
As of 04/26/2019, it is not known if New York State Homes and Community Renewal 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.
As of the most recent VMS report, New York State Homes and Community Renewal manages 46,416 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||$822||$729||$1,134||$1,030||$787||$707|
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.