About Newburgh Housing Authourity

The Newburgh Housing Authourity is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Newburgh, New York.

The Newburgh Housing Authourity serves Newburgh.

Newburgh Housing Authourity Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Newburgh Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers two apartment communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 845-561-2066.
2. Stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 40 Walsh Rd., Newburgh, NY, during the hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Newburgh, homeless, or a victim of domestic violence.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.newburghhousingauthority.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have, by calling 845-561-2066, during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Newburgh Housing Authourity Public Housing Opening
  • Preferences For: Victims of Domestic Violence. Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally. The Homeless.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Newburgh Housing Authourity Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Newburgh Housing Authority (NHA) 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.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the Newburgh Housing Authourity Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Newburgh Housing Authourity manages 338 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 331 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $725 $617
Monthly Cost $240,090 $4,318

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Newburgh Housing Authourity

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 9% having issued approximately 37 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 58 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $16,158 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.

43% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 89% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 63% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Newburgh Housing Authourity Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Newburgh Housing Authourity voucher holders in 2016 was $422 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $845. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Newburgh Housing Authourity

162 Johnston St
Fogarty Apartments is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community in Newburgh.
42 Mullins Apts
Mullin Apartments is a 70 unit low income housing apartment community in Newburgh.
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Affordable Apartments near Newburgh Housing Authourity

497 Liberty St.
Liberty Square Apartments is a 35 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Newburgh. Rents at Liberty Square Apartments are $999-1,038.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Newburgh.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
121 Varick Homes
Varick Homes is a 122 unit low income housing apartment community in Newburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
21 Brady Ave
Community Residence Brady Avenue is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Newburgh.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units