About New York State Homes and Community Renewal

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.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal Waiting Lists

Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Subsidy Services Bureau serves Counties of Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, and Richmond County.

The 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 April 2015, the SSB stated on its NYSHCR web page 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, call the SSB office at (212) 480-6672.

Last Updated on 07/24/2017.

Greene and Ulster County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Rural Ulster Preservation Company serves Greene County and Ulster County

The Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closedUlster County was last open from October 2016 until December 2016; and prior to that in November 2014. Greene County was last open from July 2016 until August 2016. There is no notice of when either waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the RUPCO office.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the Ulster County waiting list by random lottery.

500 applicants were placed on the Greene County waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the RUPCO website, or call the office at (518) 943-5170.

Last Updated on 07/24/2017.

Suffolk County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island serves Suffolk County, and manages a separate waiting list for the Town of Smithtown Planning and Community Development Department.

The Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) Suffolk County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for nearly two weeks in November 2015, and prior to that in 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CDCLI website, or call the office at (631) 471-1215.

Last Updated on 07/24/2017.

Westchester County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

CVR New York serves Westchester County.

The CVR New York (CVRNY) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in September 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the CVRNY website, or call the office at (914) 995-2415.

Last Updated on 07/24/2017.

Putnam County, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Putnam County Housing Corporation serves Putnam County.

The Putnam County Housing Corporation (PCHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month in February 2017; and prior to that in March 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to download and print the application online.

Once the application has been completed, it must be have been mailed to the PCHC office between the opening dates. Applications received outside of these dates were not accepted.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Households with more than one family member, single person elderly households, single person disabled households, single person handicapped households, single person displaced households.

750 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the PCHC website, or call the office at (845) 225-8493, Ext. 211.

Last Updated on 07/24/2017.


About the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

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
Vouchers 36,688 298 3,505 630 855 324
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $799 $719 $1,201 $994 $787 $689
Monthly Cost $29,301,921 $214,344 $4,209,868 $626,330 $672,535 $223,130

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New York State Homes and Community Renewal

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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.