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Rome Housing Authority

205 St. Peter's Ave.
Rome, Oneida County, New York 13440

Rome Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Rome, New York that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 5th, 2020, Rome Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Rome Housing Authority serves Rome.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Rome Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Rome Housing Authority Website: http://www.romehousingauthority.com/.

Rome Housing Authority Phone: (315) 337-2600.

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Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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

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

This housing authority has four apartment communities:

1. Colonial I Apartments is a 83 unit community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
2. Colonial II Apartments is a 99 unit community, dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
3. Valentine Apartments is a 99 unit community, dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.
4. Liberty Gardens is a 180 unit family community. 

To apply for public housing, you can pick up an application by visiting the housing authority office, located at 200 N. Levitt St., Rome, NY 13440, during normal office hours. You can also download, print, and complete, an application by following the links above.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: 
For family public housing, 200 N. Levitt St., Rome, NY 13440.
For senior/disabled housing, 310 Cottage St., Rome, NY 13440.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: veteran, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found, by visiting the housing authority website at: http://www.romehousingauthority.com/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling: 315-337-2600, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (315)337-2600.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Rome Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Rome Housing Authority may be available by phone at (315) 337-2600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/05/2020, it is not known if Rome 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 Rome Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Rome Housing Authority manages 492 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 313 23 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $442 $349 $391
Monthly Cost $138,254 $8,018 $14,841

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Rome 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 6% having issued approximately 68 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,316 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 13% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Rome Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 41% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Rome Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $324 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $277. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $86.



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 Rome Housing Authority

Valentine Apartments

152 Turin St
Rome, New York

Colonial I and II

310 Cottage St
Rome, New York

Liberty Gardens

200 N Levitt St
Rome, New York