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Plattsburgh Housing Authority

4817 South Catherine St.
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York
(518) 561-0720

About Plattsburgh Housing Authority

Plattsburgh Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Plattsburgh, New York.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority serves Plattsburgh.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

The PHA offers three apartment communities for senior/disabled households, and five apartment communities for families that are all located throughout Plattsburgh. A complete detailed listing of each community can be found here.

To apply, download and print the application online here. Click the link titled "Plattsburgh Housing Authority Application Form."

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: 4817 South Catherine St., Suite 101, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, during normal office hours. Please include a copy of your photo ID, with your application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Living/working in Clinton County, disabled, or elderly.

For more information, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (518) 561-0720.

After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/26/2018.

Plattsburgh, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is currently closed. It was last open from June until November 2016; and prior to that in April 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Plattsburgh, NY is about 160 miles north of Albany, NY.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to visit the PHA office.

This waiting list had the following preference: Resident of Clinton County, NY.

Persons on the waiting list must update application information within 10 days of the change by calling (518) 561-0720 Ext. 232.

For more information, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (518) 561-0720.

Last Updated on 01/26/2018.

More information about Plattsburgh Housing Authority can be found on its website at

About the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Plattsburgh Housing Authority manages 191 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Monthly Cost Per Voucher$419
Monthly Cost$80,045

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Plattsburgh Housing Authority

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 18% having issued approximately 11 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $12,693 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 78% 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, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 33% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

21% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 54% include at least one person with a disability. 75% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 14% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Plattsburgh Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $322 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $561. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $60.

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.

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