Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 25th, 2016.

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families, senior/disabled households, and for disabled households under the age of 50.

The RHA offers four apartment communities for disabled individuals under the age of 50, seven apartment communities for individuals that are senior/disabled, and eight family communities, all are located throughout Rochester. For more information about the different communities, please follow this link.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, download and print the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to: 270 Lake Ave., Suite 300, rochester, NY 14608. After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter confirming the receipt of your application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: veteran, or homeless.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (585) 697-7180 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Rochester Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://www.rochesterhousing.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 25th, 2016.

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families, senior/disabled households, and for disabled households under the age of 50.

The RHA offers four apartment communities for disabled individuals under the age of 50, seven apartment communities for individuals that are senior/disabled, and eight family communities, all are located throughout Rochester. For more information about the different communities, please follow this link.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, download and print the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to: 270 Lake Ave., Suite 300, rochester, NY 14608. After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter confirming the receipt of your application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: veteran, or homeless.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (585) 697-7180 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Rochester Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://www.rochesterhousing.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Other Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on April 25th, 2016.

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families, senior/disabled households, and for disabled households under the age of 50.

The RHA offers four apartment communities for disabled individuals under the age of 50, seven apartment communities for individuals that are senior/disabled, and eight family communities, all are located throughout Rochester. For more information about the different communities, please follow this link.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, download and print the online application. The application is available in English and Spanish.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to: 270 Lake Ave., Suite 300, rochester, NY 14608. After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter confirming the receipt of your application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: veteran, or homeless.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (585) 697-7180 during normal office hours.

Summary

  • What: Rochester Housing Authority Other Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://www.rochesterhousing.org/.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Multi-County, New York Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on September 26th, 2016.

Please note: The Rochester Housing Authority covers the Counties of Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne, NY.

The Rochester Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in September 2016, and prior to that in 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There were no preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. 

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (585) 697-3600.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Anthony Square 85/100 12/17/2014
Blackwell 91/100 01/07/2015
280 Upper Falls Bl 96/100 12/23/2014
Lexington Court 86/100 01/14/2015
Luther/capsule/bro 85/100 01/06/2015
Scattered Sites 83/100 01/05/2015
Scattered Sites 62/100 04/14/2014
Scattered Sites 63/100 04/16/2014
Scattered Sites 92/100 03/12/2014
Plymouth Manor 92/100 03/14/2014
Luther/capsule/bro 77/100 02/27/2014
Parkside/federal S 96/100 02/26/2014
Scattered Sites 86/100 03/25/2014
Bay-zimmer Th 89/100 02/25/2014
Scattered Sites 91/100 03/24/2014
Lake Tower 98/100 02/24/2014

Public Housing Operated by Rochester Housing Authority

12 Cunningham St
Anthony Square participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Public Housing
304 Santee St
Glenwood Jones participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1 Lexington Ct
Lexington Court participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
321 Lake Ave
Lake Towers participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
593 Lexington Ave
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
140 West Ave
Dte and W Glide Jon Child participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
625 University Ave
Atlantic Univ Towers participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
485 Alexander St
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
666 Plymouth Ave S
Kennedy Elmdorf participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
53 Luther Cir
Luther Capsule Bronson participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
7 Antoinette Dr
Blackwell participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
5 Bond St
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
401 Seneca Manor Dr
Parliament H - R Seneca Mnr Twr participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
1111 Norton St
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
41 Caspar St
Bay - Zimmer Th participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
62 Vienna St
Holland Tubman Gantt participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
6 Fromm Pl
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
2 Parkside Ave
Parkside Federal St participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
135 Fulton Ave
Carlson Commons participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
30 Cady St
Plymouth Manor participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Affordable Apartments near Rochester Housing Authority

60 River Street
Charlotte Harbortown features St.-4 bedroom apartments. Rents at Charlotte Harbortown start at $423-871.
2260 Lake Ave.
St. Bernards Park Apartments features St.-2 bedroom apartments. Rents at St. Bernards Park Apartments start at $415-795.
2260 Lake Ave
St Bernards II Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Rochester Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of New York: