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About Saratoga Springs Housing Authority

The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority serves Saratoga Springs.

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

This housing authority has two family communities, and one community dedicated to senior disabled individuals. For more information on these communities please follow this link.

To apply for public housing, you may stop by the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at 1 South Federal Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, during normal office hours, You can also request that an application be mailed to you, by calling 518-584-6600, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed, it can mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: veteran, living and/or working in Saratoga Springs, veteran, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.saratogaspringspha.org/, they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 518-584-6600, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Saratoga Springs Housing Authority (NY) has closed their waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. It was open till 11:59 pm, Friday, April 3, 2015. No date for a reopening after that.

Applications (PDF) are online at http://66.195.73.98/pdfs/Section8application_20february[2].pdf

All applications for the waiting list will be placed on the waiting list by date completed application is received. The waiting list has three subparts:
  1. Priority 1 - eligible applicants, resident of Saratoga Springs; need to prove at least 6 months residency or an honorably discharged veteran with proof of a DD-214 or active or a reserve veteran
  2. Priority 2 - past residents of Saratoga Springs with proof of previous residency
  3. Priority 3 - non-resident of Saratoga Springs

Preferences are veterans, resident of Saratoga Springs, work force, and domestic violence.

This is the first time the waiting list will have been closed, on April 3, 2015.

Last Updated on 06/05/2015.

More information about Saratoga Springs Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.saratogaspringspha.org/Section-8/index.asp?section=13.


About the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Saratoga Springs Housing Authority manages 63 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardPorted Out
Vouchers621
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$518$875
Monthly Cost$32,109$875

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Saratoga Springs 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 8% having issued approximately 8 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.3 persons and has a household income of $15,779 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 80% 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, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 48% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

13% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 11% of households with children have a female head of household. 61% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 55% include at least one person with a disability. 64% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

67% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Saratoga Springs Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $405 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $660. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $97.



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.