New York State Homes and Community Renewal is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, and Homeownership programs.
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|
|Nassau County Office of Housing||Nassau County|
|Otsego Rural Housing Assistance||Otsego County|
|PathStone||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|
|St. Lawrence County Community Development Program||St Lawrence County|
|New York City, New York Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Website: https://hcr.ny.gov/.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Phone: (212) 480-7221.
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 17, 2021 until May 28, 2021.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:
This waiting list had the following preferences:
15,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the HCR website.
Sources: This information was verified by the HCR public notice on May 11, 2021.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond County, New York.
Last Updated on 05/28/2021.
More information about New York State Homes and Community Renewal can be found on its website at https://hcr.ny.gov/.
Representatives of New York State Homes and Community Renewal may be available by phone at (212) 480-7221. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of 10/28/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, New York State Homes and Community Renewal manages 47,883 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$905||$890||$1,454||$1,278||$1,075||$886||$762|
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.