Plattsburgh Housing Authority

4817 South Catherine Street
Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York 12901

Plattsburgh Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 25th, 2021, Plattsburgh Housing Authority has 3 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority serves Plattsburgh.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Plattsburgh, New York Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Plattsburgh Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Atlas Heights Open Until Further Notice

Open Plattsburgh Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority Website: http://www.phaplattsburgh.com/.

Plattsburgh Housing Authority Phone: (518) 561-0720.

Open Until Further Notice: Plattsburgh, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 1, 2018, until further notice.

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

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "2018 PHA Sec 8 Application" Part 1 and Part 2 links.

Once the paper application has been completed, the "Part 1" document must be either:

  1. Mailed to the PHA at 4817 South Catherine St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
  2. Emailed to either gg@phaplattsburgh.com or tiffany@phaplattsburgh.com.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live in Clinton County
  • Applicant or family member works, is hired to work, or attends school in Clinton County
  • Homeless
  • Displaced by government (federal, state, or local) action
  • Participant of the Shelter Plus Care Program, and are within 3 months of completing the requirements
  • Applicant or family member is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking

For more information, visit the PHA Housing Choice Voucher page, or the PHA website.

Source: This information has been verified by a PHA representative, and the PHA website, as of November 21, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Plattsburgh, New York.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 561-0720.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/15/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2018, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the the "Public Housing Application" link.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live in Clinton County
  • Work or hired to work in Clinton County
  • 62 years of age or older

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the PHA at 4817 South Catherine St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
  2. Emailed to either gg@phaplattsburgh.com or tiffany@phaplattsburgh.com.

For more information, visit the PHA Properties page, or the PHA website.

Sources: This information has been verified by the PHA website on November 21, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Plattsburgh, New York. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (518) 561-0720.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/15/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Atlas Heights Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Plattsburgh Housing Authority (PHA) waiting list for 1, 2, and 3-Bedroom apartments at Atlas Heights is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application available online here. Select the "Atlas Heights Application" link.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either

  1. Emailed to tiffany@phaplattsburgh.com
  2. Faxed to (518) 561-1769
  3. Returned to:
    Plattsburgh Housing Authority
    4817 South Catherine St.
    Plattsburgh, NY 12901 

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Currently live on this property and am requesting a new unit because:
    • I have a verifiable need for an accessible apartment
    • I have a verifiable medical need for a different apartment
    • My current apartment is too small or too large for my household
    • Other (state reason)
  •  Live in another property owned or managed by Plattsburgh Housing Authority

For more information, visit the PHA Housing Choice Voucher page, or the PHA website.

Source: This information has been verified by a PHA representative, and the PHA website, as of November 21, 2019.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 04/15/2021.

About Plattsburgh Housing Authority

More information about Plattsburgh Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.phaplattsburgh.com/.

Representatives of Plattsburgh Housing Authority may be available by phone at (518) 561-0720. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/25/2021, it is not known if Plattsburgh Housing Authority 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.


About the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Plattsburgh Housing Authority manages 201 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 VASH
Vouchers 181 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $405 $388
Monthly Cost $73,297 $7,759

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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Plattsburgh Housing Authority

Lakeview Towers

34 Flynn Ave
Plattsburgh, New York

John Collins Park

235 S Peru St
Plattsburgh, New York