Riverhead Housing Development Corproration

209 East Ave
Riverhead, Suffolk County, New York
(631) 722-8701

Riverhead Housing Development Corproration is a public housing agency in Riverhead, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Riverhead Housing Development Corproration serves Riverhead.

Other Riverhead Housing Development Corproration Waiting Lists

Closed: Riverhead, New York Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Riverhead Housing Development Corporation (RHDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks from November until December, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Riverhead, NY is located about 75 miles east of New York City, NY.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the RHDC office.
  3. Pick up an application at the Riverhead Free Library.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off to the RHDC office.
  2. Postmarked by December 10, 2018 and mailed to the RHDC.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, Work, or Attend School in Riverhead; Extremely Low-Income Household (total family income is at or below 30% of median income for their family size); Elderly resident of Riverhead; Disabled resident of Riverhead.

Selected applications were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHDC website, or call the office at (631) 722-8701.

Last Updated on 12/10/2018.

About Riverhead Housing Development Corproration

More information about Riverhead Housing Development Corproration can be found on its website at http://www.riverheadhousing.com.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/11/2018, it is not known if Riverhead Housing Development Corproration 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 Riverhead Housing Development Corproration Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Riverhead Housing Development Corproration manages 172 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 170 1 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,043 $1,329 $441
Monthly Cost $177,334 $1,329 $441

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Riverhead Housing Development Corproration

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 3% having issued approximately 63 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 61 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 $17,450 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 12% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 86% 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, 18% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 63% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

14% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 12% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

44% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 38% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Riverhead Housing Development Corproration Housing Choice Voucher program, 47% include at least one person with a disability. 61% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

62% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Riverhead Housing Development Corproration voucher holders in 2016 was $435 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,244. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $84.



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.