New York State Homes and Community Renewal

25 Beaver St
New York, New York County, New York
(212) 480-7221

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.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal serves Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County and Richmond County.

The following agencies operate on behalf of New York State Homes and Community Renewal:

Agency Serves
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Chautauqua 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
Rockland County Department of Social Services Rockland County
Rural Ulster Preservation Company Greene County, Ulster County

Other New York State Homes and Community Renewal Waiting Lists

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

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.

About New York State Homes and Community Renewal

More information about New York State Homes and Community Renewal can be found on its website at http://www.nyshcr.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/10/2018, it is not known if New York State Homes and Community Renewal 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 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 46,634 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 36,290 312 3,489 625 896 324
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $814 $739 $1,248 $1,035 $793 $699
Monthly Cost $29,547,158 $230,460 $4,355,737 $646,677 $710,142 $226,336

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.