About The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program

The The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program is a Section 8 public housing agency in New Rochelle, New York.

The The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program serves New Rochelle.

The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program Waiting Lists

City of New Rochelle PHA Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: New Rochelle, NY is also covered by the New Rochelle Municipal Housing Authority (NRMHA). Despite their similar names, they are different housing authorities with different waiting lists. Click the prior link for more information on the NRMHA.
The City of New Rochelle PHA (CNRPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was was last open for three days in July 2016, and prior to that for five days in January 2015.

New Rochelle, NY is about 20 miles northeast of New York, NY.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in new Rochelle, senior, disabled, households whose income is at or below 30% of the median income.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

As of June 2016, the average wait time to receive a voucher with a preference is more than two years.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 CNRPHA website, or call the office at (914) 654-2180.

Last Updated on 07/08/2016.


About the The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program manages 925 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 868 25 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $878 $1,043 $830
Monthly Cost $762,232 $26,080 $12,448

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program

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 11% having issued approximately 83 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $21,829 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% 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 59% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

32% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

56% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 13% with 3 or more bedrooms. 5% 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 The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program voucher holders in 2016 was $528 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $977. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $57.



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.


Affordable Apartments near The City of New Rochelle Housing Choice Program

25 Kress Ave
Shiloh Senior Housing is a 39 unit low income housing apartment community in New Rochelle.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
33 Lincoln Ave
Carrington Arms is a 110 unit low income housing apartment community in New Rochelle.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
363 Pelham Rd
Soundview Apartments is a 136 unit low income housing apartment community in New Rochelle.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units